Kimmel sat down with Fox political commentator and host Megyn Kelly, and the pair inevitably discussed Sony’s move to pull the controversial comedy from theaters.
The decision comes on the heels of hackers releasing tetrabytes of the company’s computer data. Dubbing themselves “Guardians of the Peace,” the group also issued a 9/11-style attack on theaters that show the film, which portrays two journalists charged by the CIA to assassinate North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un.
“Do you think Fox News will take a stand and air ‘The Interview’ in its entirety on its channel? Yes?” Kimmel asked, receiving a boisterous applause from the audience.
“Further updates to follow,” Kelly said.
Kimmel and Kelly also discussed whether or not the film will ever be seen, and Kimmel said the studio could leave the film’s leak in the hands of piraters. Sony’s decision to scrap the Christmas Day release drew wide criticism across social media, including from Steve Carrell (“Foxcatcher”), Rob Lowe (“Behind the Candelabra”), and Kimmel himself.
“I think the American people have to act with their pocketbooks, whether it’s buying the movie, three of them on DVD, ordering it on pay-per-view. They’ve got to release it in some fashion so the American people can have the final say on this,” Kelly said.
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