The Angry Birds Movie 2 all-star cast revealed!
Sony Pictures and Rovio Entertainment are once again joining forces on The Angry Birds Movie 2, and today they announced an all-star cast of new and returning talent for the flightless birds and scheming green pigs as they take their beef to the next level.
The returning voice cast includes Jason Sudeikis (We’re the Millers, Horrible Bosses) as the temperamental Red, Josh Gad (Beauty and the Beast, Frozen, Murder on the Orient Express) as speedy Chuck, Bill Hader (Barry, Trainwreck) as Leonard, king of the pigs, Danny McBride (Vice Principals, This is the End) as the volatile Bomb, and Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones, Avengers: Infinity War, Three Billboards) as the legendary Mighty Eagle.
Joining the cast for the sequel is a host of hilarious actors and comedy stars, including Emmy-nominee Leslie Jones (SNL, Ghostbusters) as the film’s villain, Golden Globe winner Rachel Bloom (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Golden Globe and Emmy winner Sterling K. Brown (This is Us, Black Panther, The People vs. O.J. Simpson), Mexico’s comedy superstar Eugenio Derbez (Instructions Not Included, Overboard), Zach Woods (Silicon Valley, The Post), Awkwafina (Oceans 8, Crazy Rich Asians), Lil Rel Howery (Get Out), Dove Cameron (The Descendants, Agents of SHIELD), Beck Bennett (SNL, Brigsby Bear) and Brooklynn Prince (The Florida Project).
John Cohen (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie), the producer of the sequel, said: “I’m thrilled about our incredibly talented filmmaking team and the hilarious people we’ve brought together for the sequel. We’re so happy that Jason, Josh, Bill, Danny, and Peter are back for a second adventure joined by Leslie, Rachel, Sterling, Eugenio and this awesome ensemble of new talent. We’ll have many more exciting announcements to share soon.”
The Angry Birds Movie opened at #1 in 50 countries around the globe in May 2016, becoming the second-highest-grossing video game adaptation of all time after earning $352 million at the box office. The Angry Birds games have been downloaded over 4 billion times.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is directed by Thurop Van Orman (The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack, Adventure Time) and co-directed by John Rice (King of the Hill, Rick and Morty). Mary Ellen Bauder Andrews is co-producing, Sean Charmatz (Trolls) is the head of story, Peter Ackerman (FX’s The Americans, Ice Age) is writing the screenplay, Pete Oswald is the production designer, and Linda Lamontagne is the casting director. David Maisel and Catherine Winder are executive producers. The talented team at Sony Pictures Imageworks handles the animation.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is slated for release on September 20, 2019.