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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (also simply known as Angry Birds 2) is an upcoming computer-animated comedy film based on Rovio Entertainment's Angry Birds video game series, produced by Columbia Pictures, Rovio Animation, and Sony Pictures Animation,[N 1] and distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing. The sequel to The Angry Birds Movie (2016), the film is directed by Thurop Van Orman, co-directed by John Rice, and written by Peter Ackerman, Eyal Podell, and Jonathon E. Stewart. The film stars Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage reprising their roles from the first film, with newcomers Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Nicki Minaj, Awkwafina, Sterling K. Brown, and Eugenio Derbez joining the cast. It is currently scheduled for a theatrical release in the United States on August 14, 2019.

The Angry Birds Movie 2
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Theatrical release poster
Directed byThurop Van Orman
Produced byJohn Cohen
Screenplay by
Based onAngry Birds
by Rovio Entertainment
Starring
Music byHeitor Pereira[1]
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • August 14, 2019 (2019-08-14)
Running time
99 minutes
CountryFinland
United States
LanguageEnglish

Contents

PlotEdit

King Mudbeard, the ruler of the Bad Piggies, plots revenge against the Angry Birds after they devastated his homeland in a prior battle to reclaim their eggs,[N 2] leading to a comical war that seemingly does not end until a mysterious purple bird named Zeta threatens them all with her own plans to usher in a new ice age with cryokinetic technology after being fed up with living in a remote, arctic island.[2] To avoid a frozen fate, the Birds and Pigs may have to make the impossible choice to forge an uneasy alliance against Zeta[3] and embark on a new adventure.[4]

CastEdit

ProductionEdit

DevelopmentEdit

A sequel to The Angry Birds Movie was announced in August 2016.[14] It will be directed by The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack creator Thurop Van Orman, co-directed by John Rice, and written by Peter Ackerman. John Cohen will return from The Angry Birds Movie to serve as producer, with animation again handled by Sony Pictures Imageworks.[15] Imageworks' sister studio Sony Pictures Animation will release the film under their banner, despite having dropped out of co-producing the project beforehand and had not co-produced the first film either.[16]

In the summer of 2017, production designer Pete Oswald stated that the sequel would be more of an adventure movie that introduces new characters and locations into the world established in The Angry Birds Movie. While he was not in a position to offer further details about the plot and characters, which remained highly unknown until the months before the film's release, he expressed hope that it would be a better film than the first installment.[4]

CastingEdit

In April 2018, the majority of the voice cast was announced. Sudeikis, Gad, McBride, Rudolph, Hader, and Dinklage will reprise their roles from the first film. Jones will voice a new female villain,[17][18] revealed to be Zeta in the teaser trailer.[19] In December 2018, Nicki Minaj joined the cast of the film.[20] Upon its release, the teaser trailer briefly revealed that Hal, a green boomerang bird from the first film, will return in the sequel.[2] Anthony Padilla would return to voice Hal.[10] The following day, producer John Cohen announced in a tweet that Awkwafina will voice Courtney, the first named female pig in the Angry Birds franchise that briefly appeared in the teaser.[6]

When the film's first full trailer was released on March 27, 2019, more details about the sequel's characters and their voice roles were revealed. Among several new characters confirmed to appear in the movie was Silver, a bird first introduced in the Angry Birds 2 game.[5] In June, People revealed the identity of the white bird living with Zeta in the teaser trailer, as Debbie, voiced by Tiffany Haddish, one of several voice actors who were not listed in the initial casting.[11] Later that month, the film's final trailer revealed that Terrence, a large red bird from the first film, will appear without Sean Penn reprising his voice role.[21]

Marketing and releaseEdit

Very little information about the film's plot and characters were revealed until Sony eventually released a teaser trailer and poster for it on February 21, 2019, with the former using the song "Ice Ice Baby" from rapper Vanilla Ice to introduce the arctic theme of the sequel's premise.[2] A month later, the film's first full trailer was released[3] in two versions, both offering different content. In June, a final trailer was released with a bigger glimpse of the action.[22]

The film will be theatrically released in North America on August 14, 2019, to mark the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Angry Birds game. The film was originally scheduled to be released on September 20, 2019, but was moved ahead thrice to September 6, 2019, and then August 16, 2019 and then August 14, 2019.[23][24][25][26][27]

Video gameEdit

A cooperative tie-in video game, The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure, has been announced and is due to be released exclusively for the PlayStation 4's PlayStation VR system at an unknown date.[28] The game takes place aboard an unidentified Piggy submarine that the main characters use to get to Eagle Island for the film's climatic confrontation.

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Sony Pictures Animation was not involved with the first Angry Birds Movie.
  2. ^ Previously depicted in The Angry Birds Movie; King Mudbeard declares his intention to plot revenge after the battle in a mid-credits scene.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://filmmusicreporter.com/2018/08/21/heitor-pereira-to-return-for-the-angry-birds-movie-2/
  2. ^ a b c "The Angry Birds Movie 2 Official Teaser Trailer". YouTube. Sony Pictures Entertainment. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  3. ^ a b Reed, Ryan (27 March 2019). "'Angry Birds Movie 2' Trailer: Birds, Pigs Form Truce to Face New Villain". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  4. ^ a b IANS (24 June 2017). "Angry Birds Movie sequel turning out to be awesome: Pete Oswald". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b c d e f Romano, Nick (27 March 2019). "Exclusive: The Angry Birds Movie 2 trailer unites pigs and birds against a new enemy". EntertainmentWeekly. Retrieved 29 March 2019.
  6. ^ a b https://twitter.com/JohnCohen1/status/1099045457244827648
  7. ^ https://twitter.com/JohnCohen1/status/1131218185301110786
  8. ^ https://www.brooklynn-prince.com/brooklynn-joins-angry-birds-2/
  9. ^ https://trevordecker.com/2019/04/29/jojo-siwa-to-voice-character-in-angry-birds-2/
  10. ^ a b https://twitter.com/AngryBirdsMovie/status/1120437746135334917?s=20
  11. ^ a b https://people.com/movies/tiffany-haddish-angry-birds-movie-2-debut/
  12. ^ https://twitter.com/colleenb123/status/1141459301086580736?s=21
  13. ^ https://www.instagram.com/p/By6YuognSxL/
  14. ^ McNary, Dave (August 25, 2016). "'Angry Birds Movie' Sequel in the Works at Rovio". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  15. ^ McNary, Dave (May 22, 2017). "Sony Sets 'Angry Birds 2' Movie for Landing in September, 2019". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  16. ^ "Annecy: Kristine Belson on Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming slate". Variety Magazine. June 15, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  17. ^ McNary, Dave (April 20, 2018). "Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad to Return for 'Angry Birds Movie 2' Voice Cast". Variety. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  18. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (April 20, 2018). "Leslie Jones, Rachel Bloom, Sterling K. Brown Join Voice Cast of 'Angry Birds 2'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  19. ^ Aguilar, Carlos (21 February 2019). "The Angry Birds Movie 2' Teaser Introduces A New Character On A Frozen Island". CartoonBrew. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  20. ^ McNary, Dave (December 24, 2018). "Nicki Minaj Joins 'Angry Birds Movie 2' Voice Cast (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  21. ^ "THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 - Final Trailer". YouTube. Sony Pictures. 20 June 2019. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
  22. ^ Lentz, Kelsey (21 June 2019). "'The Angry Birds Movie 2' Final Trailer Offers Closer Look at Birds and Pigs' Plan to Take on New Threat". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  23. ^ Romano, Nick (April 26, 2019). "Like 'Q from James Bond' but a pig! Meet Sterling K. Brown's Garry in Angry Birds Movie 2". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved May 4, 2019.
  24. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/10/angry-birds-2-release-date-change-august-2019-1202484302/
  25. ^ Lesnick, Silas (April 26, 2017). "Masters of the Universe Movie Sets December 2019 Release". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  26. ^ Beck, Jeff. "Sony's ANGRY BIRDS 2 nests in theaters 2 weeks earlier—now set for September. 6, 2019 instead of Sept. 20". Twitter. Exhibitor Relations. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
  27. ^ "THE ANGRY BIRDS MOVIE 2 – At Cinemas August 2". Filmoria.co.uk. Retrieved 14 May 2019.
  28. ^ Graham, Peter (3 June 2019). "The Angry Birds Movie 2 VR: Under Pressure to be a Summer Release for PlayStation VR". VRFocus. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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