'Glee' Exclusive: Creator Ryan Murphy says there are NO plans for a 'Glee' movie

If you were hoping to see your favorite Glee characters on the big-screen, then dream on Gleeks. Despite Internet reports, Glee creator Ryan Murphy tells EW that there are no current plans to transfer the hit Fox series to the big-screen. Says Murphy, “There will be no Glee movie in the foreseeable future. Despite overtures, I and the studio (Fox) have decided we want to put our energy into the second season with no distractions for the cast.”

What do you think PopWatchers? Are you bummed about Glee staying on the small-screen? Or happy to see the series to stick to its roots?

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  • Simon

    I think it would work quite nicely as a film, but it really should have at least a couple more seasons to see if its level of popularity is maintained …

    • Mungo

      I’m thinking that it feels more organic on the small screen, but after reading the reports of Susan Boyle, Charice P, the 3 charcters from the casting search, along with J Stamos as well as the single artist tributes, that RM is letting stunt casting/music slection drive the plot/character development rather than the other way around which is what made the first 13 eps sooo good. (The back 9 were ok, but they really were all over the place) I really hope that they focus on developing the charcters/stories of the folks already on the show because I’m afraid the show will go wayy off the rails like Nip Tuck did, imo.

    • Sofg

      I think someone needs to keep Ryan Murphy in check and maybe consider hiring a female writer.

  • Brent

    I love “Glee” but it can barely sustain for 45 minutes a week. I’d hate to see what happened to it in movie form.

    • Michael

      Things would be tighter, so I’m not worried about that. The over-saturation factor is what worries me. I love the show, but too much saturation could prove its undoing. Leave well enough alone.

  • Jackie

    I’d rather see them do a really amazing two-hour finale (like a movie event) when the New Directions finally make it to Nationals than a big-screen feature.

  • Doug

    A Glee movie would be a train wreck! I like (sometimes love) this show, but it’s perfect in television format. If they tried to stretch the unlikely plot lines into two hours, it would be horrible.

  • amiee

    I actually quite happy to hear this. Maybe sometime in the future but for right now I like them on the TV just fine thank you and I’m happy to here that all their focus will go into putting out a great season 2.

  • Miss Talk

    I’m relieved to read this. Glee has become very important in a lot of people lives and I know that Mr Murphy is a smart guy, but I wonder if Fox producers would ever stop to interfere in the running of the series. They need to stay the h*ll away.

  • Art

    But won’t it be great when the whole cast is flown to Abu Dhabi for “The Internationals?”

    • Kat


    • RyRyNYC

      OMG… hilarious.

  • Kiki

    The “rumor” started because someone got a look at the employment contacts which included the option for three MOVIES. Just movies. Not movies based on the series. MOVIES.

  • Good

    I think it makes a lot of sense for him to make this statement and then go on with writing GOOD material for the fall. I agree with an earlier poster that I can barely choke down the 45 minutes of story/song we get each week.

    While a movie might make sense on the “after” high school time (whenever they get there), let’s get cranking on some good stories for all of the 12 regulars and let the music underscore the story don’t make the story follow what music you want to use…

  • Romy

    How about also doing webisodes?

    • Dani C

      Great Idea! Santana and Brittany webisodes would be fantastic!

  • SAinSA

    You know what would be awesome: They film the Season 2 finale with a mix of TV and feature film production, broadcast it simultaneously at movie theatres across the country–much like they do the DCI championships and opera from the Met– the same night it airs on TV and charge a higher than normal admission fee as a fundraiser for high school performing arts programs. Eveybody wins. (If you do this, FOX, just acknowledge me–and fly me in for the finale filming.)

  • April

    Don’t TV shows go off the air before this happens?

  • SXiPPY

    Whoa, if they did a movie this early on in the game it would ruin things. I think Ryan Murphy is wise to not do it because we haven’t even seen what the future of the series holds yet. Had it been cancelled and received cult status post cancellation (Firefly and hopefully Ugly Betty) then sure, do it. Glee is already losing its luster in the final episodes of season one. I feel like it isn’t as fun as it was in the beginning and becoming too commercial. Lose the damn artist themed episodes and just focus on as if this were real life. Like really, would Olivia Newton-John just show up at a random high school when coincidentally a teacher has been mortified her Olivia-tribute video has leaked? While I loved Ryan’s show “Popular” for it’s over the top campy scenarios, this show was more based in what could have been somewhat of a reality.

    • Kat

      “too commercial” = DEAD ON. I used to loooove this show. The last 5 or 6 episodes, however, I didn’t really enjoy at all – I just watched them because I WANTED to keep liking the show, but man they’ve let all the acclaim go to their heads (the network and showrunners, that is).

  • anna nymous

    I love Glee. It’s a must-see for me every week. However, it’s far too soon for them to make a movie out of it. Maybe after the series finale, like say maybe at least 5 years down the line, they can revisit the students, the school, the glee club, and how everyone’s doing. Right now, especially with a series of books recently approved, it would be too much too soon. As it is, I’m a little iffy about the idea of a novelized version. The soundtracks are great, perfect fit..the books, not so much. A movie? Right now, no thanks, I’ll stick with the music.

  • bamalam

    Who in their right mind would actually expect a movie this early in the franchise’s life?

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