The lovable birds of Rovio’s Angry Birds made their theatrical debut in last summer’s The Angry Birds Movie, while the birds will appear to be flying again in a new theatrical sequel set to arrive in 2019, and right in time for the series’ tenth anniversary.
In a report from Variety, Sony Pictures has announced that The Angry Birds Movie 2 is set to flock its way to theaters on September 20th, 2019, as a sequel to last year’s animated film starring the birds from Rovio’s popular mobile game series.
The sequel will be helmed by director Thurop Van Orman, who previously worked on The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time, along with other projects at both Disney and Sony Pictures Animation. Co-director John Rice (King of the Hill, Rick and Morty) will also be attached to the project, while additional members of the creative team include John Cohen as producer (Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Movie) and Peter Ackerman as writer (The Americans).
Rovio Entertainment CEO Kati Levoranta provided a statement that the company is “thrilled to be teaming up again with Sony Pictures after the fantastic cooperation in the first movie and I can’t wait to experience the new journey in the upcoming film. Levoranta also added that “Rovio is continuing to focus on creating exciting new stories and experiences around our games and we’re eager to take fans back into the vibrant Angry Birds world on the big screen.”
The Angry Birds Movie debuted in May 2016, and generated a total worldwide gross of over $350 million (including $107 million in the US, domestically), with the previous film’s cast including Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Maya Rudolph, Kate McKinnon, and many more.