Angry Birds Movie sequel being planned
Following the financial success of this year’s The Angry Birds Movie, Rovio Entertainment Chief Executive Kati Levoranta has confirmed to The Wall Street Journal that a sequel is already being planned.
The Sony Pictures release debuted in theaters in May and has brought in $107 million at the domestic box office with a global total of more than $346 million. The film cost just $73 million to make before marketing expenses.
In the movie, the main trio of Angry Birds featured Jason Sudeikis (Horrible Bosses, We’re the Millers) as Red, a bird with a temper, with Josh Gad (Frozen) as the speedy Chuck, and Danny McBride (This is the End, “Eastbound & Down”) voicing the volatile Bomb.
Supporting them were Bill Hader (Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs) as a pig, Maya Rudolph (Bridesmaids) as Matilda, and Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”) as the Mighty Eagle. Also lending their voices to the video game adaptation were Keegan-Michael Key (“Key & Peele”), Kate McKinnon (“SNL”), Tony Hale (“Arrested Development”), Ike Barinholtz (Neighbors), Hannibal Buress (“Broad City”), Cristela Alonzo (“Cristela”), Jillian Bell (22 Jump Street), Danielle Brooks (“Orange is the New Black”), singer Romeo Santos and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla).
The film was written by The Simpsons alum Jon Vitti and directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis.
In its various formats, the Angry Birds game has been downloaded over two billion times as of this year, with an animated series “Angry Birds Toons” that has collectively tallied three-billion views on numerous platforms.[Gallery not found]