|The Angry Birds Movie 2|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Thurop Van Orman|
|Produced by||John Cohen|
|Based on||Angry Birds|
by Rovio Entertainment
|Music by||Heitor Pereira|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
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.
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. To avoid a frozen fate, the Birds and Pigs may have to make the impossible choice to forge an uneasy alliance against Zeta and embark on a new adventure.
- Jason Sudeikis as Red
- Josh Gad as Chuck
- Danny McBride as Bomb
- Leslie Jones as Zeta
- Bill Hader as Leonard
- Rachel Bloom as Silver
- Awkwafina as Courtney
- Sterling K. Brown as Garry Pig
- Eugenio Derbez as Glenn
- Peter Dinklage as Mighty Eagle
- Lil Rel Howery as Brad Eagleburger
- Zach Woods as Carl Eagle
- Pete Davidson as Jerry Eagle
- Beck Bennett as Alex
- Dove Cameron as Ella
- Nicki Minaj as Pinky
- Brooklynn Prince as Zoe
- JoJo Siwa as Jay
- Maya Rudolph as Matilda
- Anthony Padilla as Hal
- Tiffany Haddish as Debbie
- Colleen Ballinger as Roxanne
- David Dobrik as Axel
- Gaten Matarazzo as Bubba the Pig
A sequel to The Angry Birds Movie was announced in August 2016. 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. 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.
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.
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, revealed to be Zeta in the teaser trailer. In December 2018, Nicki Minaj joined the cast of the film. Upon its release, the teaser trailer briefly revealed that Hal, a green boomerang bird from the first film, will return in the sequel. Anthony Padilla would return to voice Hal. 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.
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. 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. 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.
Marketing and release
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. A month later, the film's first full trailer was released in two versions, both offering different content. In June, a final trailer was released with a bigger glimpse of the action.
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.
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. 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.
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