With the future of Pirates of the Caribbean movie franchise in limbo, Disney is clearly on the hunt for its next big franchise based around a theme park attraction. While a sequel to Jungle Cruise is on the way, the studio is clearly hedging its bets with several other Disney theme park-based movies. The latest announcement is for Epcot fan-favorite Figment, and as you might guess, those fans have strong feelings about the idea.
Much of the reaction is simply shock. While a lot of people love Figment and are probably happy to see the character gain potential recognition, no one really expected this sort of thing to happen. Dan Disneya YouTuber and an excellent Dreamfinder cosplayer just got surprised by the news.
However, not everyone is so excited about a Figment movie, even if they are fans of the character. Assuming this film happens, it will be the first time that a character created specifically for a Disney World attraction will be the focus of a film, since The bears of the country. And that… didn’t go very well. Figment fans would be very upset if the character they love ended up in a bad movie.
Ok not to be a negative nancy but there’s no way this fiction movie is really goodSeptember 28, 2022
Journey Into Imagination, the original Epcot Center attraction that spawned Figment, is a fondly remembered ride, and while Figment is still a big part of the current version of the attraction, most fans don’t like it as much. Between the recent massive crowds that went crazy for a bucket of Figment popcorn, the news that a Figment meet was coming to Epcot, and then the news of the movie, attraction fans wish the Figment ride received the same attention than the character. obtain.
It’s not me saying the movie will be bad, it’s me saying Disney does everything for Figment except fix the rideSeptember 28, 2022
Of course, it’s possible that a new Figment movie could result in an investment in the Epcot attraction. Of course, if that happened, Disney could also tap Eric Idle to reprise his current role. Of course, as fans might recall, the last time Idle remembered his Journey Into Your Imagination experience with Figment, it didn’t go well.
if the seth rogan movie says ANYTHING about fiction as an “animated little motherfucker” i will personally get a fiction tattoo on my body.September 28, 2022
Thing is, while this project is in development, it’s so early that there’s no guarantee it’ll ever happen. If so, it has an equal chance of being fantastic or terrible. The script is handled by the duo behind Detective Pikachuand that movie did pretty well, and could very well serve as a blueprint for the kind of Figment movie we might get.
It will certainly be interesting to see where this project goes. Disney certainly finds ways to use Figment, and most fans have no problem with that. Now, the only question is whether or not the final product will appeal to those fans.