Pee-wee Herman’s not done just yet.
Last night, Pee-Wee’s real-life alter-ego Paul Reubens sat down with Jimmy Fallon and confirmed a rumor that has been circulating for years: a sequel to Pee-wee’s Big Adventure is happening.
Reubens was so excited about the project that he jumped the gun and told everyone about it a week early.
“There is going to be [a movie],” Reubens said. “And I was hoping that I could make this huge announcement tonight, but it’s a week away, I think, from being announced.”
Judd Apatow is still attached to produce the film, and while a director has been hired, Reubens couldn’t say who it was—only that it wasn’t Steven Spielberg. He also couldn’t say whether any of the other original cast members would return, or which new actors would be joining the project. He did, however, reveal that filming will start in February.
We’re all basically the luckiest boy in the world right now.
Paul Reubens will be coming again and this time not in the inappropriate way in a #PeeWeeHerman revival movie produced by Judd Apatow.
— Kyle Bruehl (@GenerationFilm1) October 30, 2014
Paul Reubens says they have shoot dates and a director for the new Pee-Wee movie. Anything can happen, but it’s basically paperwork now.
— Jesse Thorn (@JesseThorn) October 30, 2014
Some fans even have their perfect director in mind, although it’ll be impossible to please everyone.
Tim Burton had better be the director of the new Pee Wee movie. So help me god, you guys!
— Bryan White (@CinemaSuicide) October 30, 2014
I hope whoever directs the new Pee-Wee film has a bit of visual panache. Burton did such a great job of making Big Adventure look funny.
— Dawn of the Ed (@ejrdavies) October 30, 2014
I’ll be shocked if Nick Stoller isn’t directing the PEE-WEE movie
— Sammy Salsa (@samwunderl) October 30, 2014
And to top things off, Reubens even stepped into the recording booth and put his twist on the Age of Ultron trailer.
Screengrab via The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon/YouTube