Yes, There Will Be an ‘Angry Birds Movie’ Sequel
Despite mixed reviews, The Angry Birds Movie was pretty successful at the box office, thanks to an early summer release date, a solid voice cast and an established franchise with a strong fan base. As you might have guessed, the animated adaptation of the hit video game series was successful enough to warrant a sequel, and if you’re rolling your eyes at the prospect, just remember that we’ve gotten sequels to movies that were far worse than this one, based on much less success.
In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Rovio executive Kati Levoranta revealed the company’s plans to develop a sequel to The Angry Birds Movie, which grossed $346.6 million worldwide. That makes it the second highest-grossing video game movie of all time behind Warcraft, which was a huge hit overseas following a tepid debut in the U.S.
Rovio’s sequel does not yet have a director or release date, and no other details were given in the WSJ article. Clay Kaytis and Fergal Reilly made their directorial debut on The Angry Birds Movie, which centered on three unlikely avian heroes who join forces to defeat the evil green pigs invading their island home. The voice cast included Bill Hader, Jason Sudeikis, Danny McBride, Josh Gad, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, Sean Penn, Keegan-Michael Key, Peter Dinklage and Tony Hale.