‘Arthur’ creator Marc Brown wants to do a feature film with John Legend


The creators of Arthur hinted at a feature film centered on the cherished aardvark — and even fill a particular person in thoughts for the project: John Story, EGOT winner and discipline of those Arthur memes.

After 25 seasons, the PBS Kids staple ended its historical roam on Monday, airing a finale that featured a time jump 20 years into the future that glimpsed the cherished characters’ lives as adults: Arthur is a broadcast graphic novelist, whereas pal Buster is a teacher. Francine owns a sneaker firm; Muffy is a baby-kisser working for mayor; and the tenacious D.W. is a cop. 

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter printed Thursday, creator Marc Brown and govt producer Carol Greenwald seemed aid at helming the longest-working adolescents’s program in TV historical previous, teasing that a feature film correct can also very well be within the works after a outdated are residing-movement never made it to monitors.

Arthur; John Story

‘Arthur’ creator wishes to discontinue a feature film with John Story

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“My son Tolon has been a producer on the demonstrate practically because it started, and he’s working with me, as Peter Hirsch is, on this novel demonstrate Hop,” Brown stated. “But he had this conception loads of years within the past about wouldn’t or not it’s attention-grabbing to discontinue a are residing-movement model of Arthur. I couldn’t wrap my head around it entirely, however it surely’s a sexy realizing.”

Brown persisted, “There can also very well be a feature film within the works quickly, too, about Arthur. I’m so excited. (Laughs.) There became one maybe 15 years within the past, and the most real looking folks weren’t coming collectively, so I pulled the fling on it. But now, we’ve got a gigantic conception. I mediate it’s going to be attractive for adolescents. It’s going to be well-behaved to adolescents.”

Brown stated that if he “could maybe hang one person” for the project, it’d be Story, along side, “The discipline discipline cloth is terribly timely, and per chance there could be even a in fact attention-grabbing person eager… I mean, if I could maybe hang one person I could exercise to be a section of this project, it ought to also very well be John Story.”

Reps for Story did not acknowledge to EW’s attach a matter to for comment forward of e-newsletter.

As for Story, he’s well attentive to all of those memes comparing him to the aardvark. Story even poked fun at the jokes in a 2018 commercial for Google Duo alongside accomplice Chrissy Teigen. In the ad, Story enlisted Teigen’s aid thru Google video call to remove an outfit, modeling a series of varied appears to be like to be like forward of landing on Arthur’s signature yellow sweater and blue jeans.

“Arthur!” Teigen laughs within the commercial, prompting an offended Story to recreate the personality’s clenched fist meme.

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