DreamWorks Animation Bumps 'Kung Fu Panda 2' Up Two Months
Late last year, DreamWorks Animation decided to move the sequel Kung Fu Panda 3 from a late release this year, to a spring release in 2016. However, it sounds like the animation studio and their new distribution partner 20th Century Fox want to give it some more room to breathe away from Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, because THR reports they've bumped it up a couple months to a release on January 29th, 2016. That's a terrible release month, but that means this movie should have no problem performing well at the box office, which is exactly what the struggling DreamWorks Animation needs now.
We still don't know much about Kung Fu Panda 3, but Jack Black is slated to return as the title panda warrior Po, and new cast members include Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen and Rebel Wilson. We're also assuming that Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu, David Cross Jackie Chan and Dustin Hoffman will be back, but we're not entirely sure yet. With this new date, Kung Fu Panda 3 will open up against the young adult sci-fi adaptation The 5th Wave starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Disney's coast guard drama The Finest Hours, which was recently pushed back to 2016. We'll keep you posted.