There's lots of things wrong with Java, but I think a worthy successor should at least keep that 'less is more' mentality.
If you want a feature-rich Java though, you can always try the KSL: http://openjdk.java.net/groups/compiler/ksl.html
edit: by the way, I'm not saying Java > Python, just that I prefer clean languages. Just wanted to get that out of the way before I get flamed to death :3
If this is the goal, I'm afraid they went of course before getting out of the bay. Clean and simple is how I would describe Smalltalk, not Java. And Smalltalk a lot more concise (note: not terse).