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The Angry Birds Movie 2 (also known as simply Angry Birds 2) is an upcoming computer-animated action 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 and John Rice from a screenplay by Peter Ackerman, and stars the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader and Peter Dinklage reprising their roles from the first film. Joining the voice cast are Leslie Jones, Awkwafina, Haley Tju, Brooklynn Prince, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, Sterling K. Brown, Zach Woods, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett, and Nicki Minaj. It is currently scheduled for release on August 16, 2019.

The Angry Birds Movie 2
AngryBirdsMovie2Teaser.jpeg
Teaser poster
Directed by
Produced byJohn Cohen
Written byPeter Ackerman
Based onAngry Birds
by Rovio Entertainment
Starring
Music byHeitor Pereira[1]
Production
company
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • August 16, 2019 (2019-08-16)
CountryFinland
United States
LanguageEnglish

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PlotEdit

The Angry Birds embark on a new adventure,[2] while King Mudbeard, ruler of the Bad Piggies, plots revenge against them after they devastated his homeland in a prior battle to reclaim their eggs.[N 2] Meanwhile, a mysterious purple bird, Zeta, tired of her life on a remote, polar island, threatens them all with her own plans for conquest.[3]

Voice castEdit

Additionally, Rachel Bloom, Eugenio Derbez, Sterling K. Brown, Zach Woods, Lil Rel Howery, Dove Cameron, Beck Bennett and Nicki Minaj have been cast in undisclosed roles.

ProductionEdit

A sequel to The Angry Birds Movie was announced in August 2016.[6] 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.[7] Sony Pictures Animation will release the film under their banner, but has dropped out of the project beforehand and has not co-produced the first film.[8]

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.[2]

In April 2018, the majority of the voice cast was announced. Sudeikis, Gad, McBride, Hader, and Dinklage will reprise their roles from the first film. Jones will voice a new female villain,[9][10] revealed to be Zeta in the teaser trailer.[11] In December 2018, Nicki Minaj joined the cast of the film.[12] The teaser trailer briefly revealed that Hal, a green boomerang bird from the first film, will return in the sequel,[3] even though Anthony Padilla would not reprise his role as the character. The next day, producer John Cohen announced in a tweet that Awkwafina will voice Courtney,[4] the first named female pig in the Angry Birds franchise that briefly appeared in the teaser.

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.[3]

The film is scheduled to be released on August 16, 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 twice to September 6, 2019, and then August 16, 2019.[13][14][15]

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 IANS (24 June 2017). "Angry Birds Movie sequel turning out to be awesome: Pete Oswald". The Indian Express. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "The Angry Birds Movie 2 Official Teaser Trailer". YouTube. Sony Pictures Entertainment. 21 February 2019. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  4. ^ a b https://twitter.com/JohnCohen1/status/1099045457244827648
  5. ^ https://www.brooklynn-prince.com/brooklynn-joins-angry-birds-2/
  6. ^ McNary, Dave (August 25, 2016). "'Angry Birds Movie' Sequel in the Works at Rovio". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  7. ^ McNary, Dave (May 22, 2017). "Sony Sets 'Angry Birds 2' Movie for Landing in September, 2019". Variety. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  8. ^ "Annecy: Kristine Belson on Sony Pictures Animation's upcoming slate". Variety Magazine. June 15, 2017. Retrieved May 27, 2018.
  9. ^ McNary, Dave (April 20, 2018). "Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad to Return for 'Angry Birds Movie 2' Voice Cast". Variety. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  10. ^ 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.
  11. ^ Aguilar, Carlos (21 February 2019). "The Angry Birds Movie 2' Teaser Introduces A New Character On A Frozen Island". CartoonBrew. Retrieved 22 February 2019.
  12. ^ McNary, Dave (December 24, 2018). "Nicki Minaj Joins 'Angry Birds Movie 2' Voice Cast (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved December 24, 2018.
  13. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/10/angry-birds-2-release-date-change-august-2019-1202484302/
  14. ^ Lesnick, Silas (April 26, 2017). "Masters of the Universe Movie Sets December 2019 Release". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved April 27, 2017.
  15. ^ 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.

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