Pee-Wee Herman Returning To The Big Screen

Pee-Wee Herman is coming back to the big screen!

Paul Reubens confirmed the news that his beloved character, which spawned multiple movies and a popular Saturday morning show, will appear in another film, with Judd Apatow producing.

Paul Reubens in ‘Pee-wee’s Big Adventure’ (Warner Bros.)

“There is going to be [a movie],” Reubens told Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday’s “Tonight Show”. “And I was hoping that I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it’s a week away, I think, from being announced.”

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Tim Burton directed the first Pee-Wee movie, 1985’s “Pee-Wee’s Big Adventure,” but the helmer of the next installment is being kept under wraps for now.

“We hired a director, I can’t’ say yet, we’re going to start in February,” Paul, who created the character in an improve group in the ’80s, explained.

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“Is it Steven Spielberg?” Jimmy asked.

“Steven Spielberg!” Paul said, while shaking his head.

In addition to the fan-favorite 1985 film (which had dialogue gems like,” You don’t wanna get mixed up with a guy like me. I’m a loner, Dottie. A rebel,” and “Be sure and tell ’em Large Marge sent ya!”) the character was seen in 1988’s “Big Top Pee-Wee.”

— Jesse Spero

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