Sony Pictures has released the final trailer for their upcoming live-action comedy sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, which is scheduled to arrive in theaters on Friday, June 18. The video features some new footage of the mischievous titular bunny as he strays far from home and embarks on a new adventure.
Originally scheduled for a 2020 release, the James Corden-led feature has been pushed back a number of times now due to the ongoing pandemic. Its current June 18 release date puts the long-delayed film on the same week as the theatrical debut of Lionsgate’s star-studded action-comedy sequel Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard.
Based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, the sequel continues to follow the titular lovable rogue rabbit. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
Check out the Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway final trailer below:
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, will again be led by James Corden as the voice of Peter Rabbit The all-star voice cast will also feature Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki returning as the voices of Flopsy Rabbit and Mopsy Rabbit with Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne are reprising their live-action roles as Thomas and Bea. Aimee Horne has also stepped in for the role of Cottontail Rabbit, replacing Daisy Ridley.
Emmy nominee David Oyelowo, Lennie James, Rupert Degas, Damon Herriman, Sia, Sam Neill, Ewen Leslie, Damon Herriman, Hayley Atwell and Christian Gazal are also joining the sequel.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is once again directed by Will Gluck from a script he co-wrote with Patrick Burleigh. Gluck produces the film alongside Zareh Nalbandian, Catherine Bishop, and Jodie Hildebrand, with Doug Belgrad, Jonathan Hludzinski, Emma Topping, and Thomas Merrington serving as executive producers.
The 2018 film previously received mixed reviews from critics but was still a commercial success with a worldwide gross of over $351 million, surpassing similar family franchise Paddington 2.