No word yet on returning cast members.
The Angry Birds Movie 2 is officially in the works, Rovio Entertainment announced today.
Columbia Pictures and Rovio Entertainment will release the sequel in theaters on September 20, 2019, the 10th anniversary of the release of the original Angry Birds mobile game. Plot details about the film are unknown yet.
While there’s also no word on returning cast members, the original film starred the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Peter Dinklage, and Maya Rudolph, among others.
The sequel will be worked on by a new creative team, including a new director in Thurop Van Orman (Adventure Time). The Angry Birds Movie 2 will also be co-directed by John Rice (Rick and Morty), who helmed the Angry Birds Hatchlings shorts and served as lead storyboard artist on The Angry Birds Movie. Peter Ackerman (Ice Age) is scripting the sequel, with John Cohen (Despicable Me) producing once again.
Kati Levoranta, CEO of Rovio Entertainment, said Rovio is “eager to take fans back into the vibrant Angry Birds world on the big screen.”
The first Angry Birds movie debuted atop the box office when it released in 2016, and grossed $347 million USD worldwide on a $73 million budget. For IGN’s thoughts on The Angry Birds Movie, which we called “a lighthearted and entertaining romp,” read our Angry Birds review.
Alex Gilyadov is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow him on Twitter.