Annie Barrett
April 09, 2010 AT 08:05 PM EDT

Image Credit: Justin Stephens/FoxDavid Cross, that Fünke everyone’s been talking about, candidly addressed the long-rumored Arrested Development movie during an interview with TV Squad. Presumably not in the voice of Mrs. Featherbottom, Cross said, “Way too much time it’s been [since the show ended]. I mean, there’s so many people involved. Everyone’s doing their own thing, you know. And everybody’s aged. It’s just not going to happen. I’m sure I speak for everybody when I say we’d love for it to happen, we’d love to work on it, but just I don’t think… not going to happen.”

I am a huge, huge, huge A.D. fan, but after all this speculation, I’ve long been okay with the idea of the movie not happening. The last thing I’d want is for the series’ greatness to be tainted with a you’ve-lost-that-lovin’-feeling movie (see: Strangers With Candy). Fans have 53 perfect episodes to watch on DVD every weekend. A fourth season would have been great in 2006, but there’s no need to push a movie in 2010.

Am I being totally blasphemous? Whatever. Blue me. I’ll teach you the ways of my secular flesh.

Annie on Twitter: @EWAnnieBarrett

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