Pee-wee Herman may not be welcome in theaters, but that won’t stop him from premiering in them.
Paul Reubens, the man behind Pee-wee Herman, announced during an interview with Rolling Stone that a third movie wasn’t just in the works, they were going to make the movie shortly after the new year.
“There’s going to be a big announcement any minute now,” Reubens told the magazine.
The actor even said the beloved children’s character is coming back imminently.
“It’s been months and months of being right on the verge of being announced… I thought something was going to go public yesterday, actually, and that you’d be the first person I’d be talking about this with,” Reubens explained to Rolling Stone. “But I’m thinking there will be something made public very soon… I wish I could tell you about it right now, because, I mean, it’s amazing. It’s going to be amazing. I think it first got leaked four years ago or so that the movie was going to be made, and ever since then it’s just been stalling and stalling. So I’m really ready for this to happen. But I’m not kidding: It’s very imminent.”
Of course, it was previously believed that Pee-wee Herman and his adventures were done for good after Reubens was caught for indecent exposure at an adult XXX theater back in 1991.
Since the incident, things have been slow for Reubens, though he has continuously teased the return of the children’s classic character he created.
2011 seemed to be the year that proved people wanted more Pee-wee. A limited stage run production in Los Angeles and New York proved to be a surprising success. The show was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and received an extra performance that was recorded for HBO.
We just hope this time, when Reubens says the movie is coming, he means business.