Most of us would agree that there are a lot of films out in theaters that are just a part of a franchise, and aren't really the products of anyone striving for originality. Last May, audiences were given a movie adaptation to a hit smartphone app with Angry Birds, which proves that just about anything can be a movie. The film's ratings have been mediocre at best, and yet it is getting a sequel. This is what is known about the Angry Birds 2 movie release date and news.
According to Variety, Finland-based Rovio Entertainment Ltd., creators of the original game, are working on a sequel to the movie. Rovio didn't really give any details on the film, other than the fact that a sequel is being made.
Rovio CEO Kati Levoranta stated that "with the excellent performance of our games portfolio and the fantastic movie, the Angry Birds brand is flying high and we are seeing positive EBIT and cash flow development, while fulfilling our mission to create world class entertainment".
Levoranta also said that "we currently have several exciting new games and other projects in development including new IP". The thing about Angry Birds is hit really was huge, years ago. Since then, it has been adapted into several variations of it such as Angry Birds Rio, Angry Birds Star Wars, Angry Birds Transformers, Angry Birds Seasons, and much more. There is also an official sequel to the game known as Angry Birds 2, which pretty similar to the first game.
Yes, this is a game with great physics involved and has become an empire. The thing about Angry Birds is that it demonstrates how Hollywood works with the dollar value. Even though the Angry Birds movie received average reviews, it is reported that it made about $347 million worldwide, with $108 made in the United States. That is more than enough to merit a sequel, so it had better be good.
This first film cost about $73 to make, so Rovio could even make it for more money. Chances are, the cast will demand a higher salary, with big names like Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Peter Dinklage, Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, and Danielle Brooks.
Of course, we have seen demonstrations of franchises that sequel themselves to death. In case you didn't know, this summer brought us Ice Age: Collision Course. The fifth film in the series cost $105 million to make and has only brought in $60 million as of last weekend, and it was released one month ago.
I'll project a release date of about two or three years from now. Generally, sequels need to space themselves out before audiences forget about the originals, but computer animated films often take years to make. Hopefully, Rovio won't rush Angry Birds 2.