The fine folks over at TV Squad have interviewed The Simpsons’ Executive Producer/Showrunner Al Jean. Below is an excerpt:
What’s coming up for this season?
Al Jean: The 27th we have our premiere, starring Seth Rogen, and he co-wrote the script. And it’s an episode where Comic Book Guy creates a character called Everyman who gets the power of any comic book he touches. And they try to make a Dark Knight-type of movie out of it because they’re so desperate for any new characters. And Comic Book Guy has casting approval, so he says that Homer gets to be the lead. And Homer gets a trainer who quits, so Homer’s weight fluctuates wildly from scene to scene. You see him muscular and then you see him flying through the air fat with a sandwich, and it’s a pretty terrible movie. And the issue is whether Comic Book Guy is going to give it a bad review, because that’s what he does, or whether he’s going to sell out to Hollywood.