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'Kung Fu Panda 3' Moves to 2016 & 'Jungle Book: Origins' to 2017

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December 11, 2014

Kung Fu Panda / Jungle Book

Hot on the heels of the official reveal of a character named Poe Dameron in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the sci-fi saga has scared another Po away into 2016. Dreamworks Animation has decided to bump back the release of Kung Fu Panda 3 from December 23rd, 2015 back a few months to March 18th, 2016 That's actually the release date the studio originally set back in 2012, and they ended up recently giving to Boss Baby, which THR says will now be moved back as well). It's not clear if the might of Star Wars: Episode VII has caused the move, or if the trouble DreamWorks Animation has been having (they just delayed B.O.O.: Bureau of Otherwordly Operations as well) is to blame. But that's not the only delay. More below!

ERC Box Office has also revealed that Warner Bros. Pictures is delaying Jungle Book: Origins from October 21st, 2016 all the way back, nearly a year, to October 6th, 2017. That means there won't be as much clash between the studio and Disney, who is already in production on their adaptation of The Jungle Book with Jon Favreau at the helm. The Warner Bros. version has Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, Naomie Harris, Tom Hollander, Eddie Marsan and Peter Mullan with animal roles in the film about he orphan boy Mowgli (Rohan Chand of Bad Words), who is raised in the jungle by the animal kingdom.

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  • DAVIDPD
    Wow. I had forgotten KUNG FU PANDA 3 was really happening. Very happy that the story is continuing. Dig.
  • Chris Groves
    First Inferno moved out of December, now Kung Fu Panda 3. Nobody wants to go up against Star Wars...not after "Dat Teaser" dropped.
  • Tuomas Lassila
    Crapbaskets, I was really looking forward seeing Kung Fu Panda 3 in 2015 :( At least the delay isn't huge.

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