Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway: Sony Moves Up Sequel Release Date
Sony Pictures has once again altered the release date for the family adventure sequel Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway. The movie has jumped around the calendar a few times, with its most recent release set for June 11, 2021. Now, the sequel has been moved up its debut to May 14, 2021. Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway will now open against IFC Midnight’s limited release of The Djinn, and a week following the release of Marvel and Disney’s highly-anticipated Black Widow, starring Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh.
In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable rogue is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
James Corden will once again lead the voice cast as the voice of Peter Rabbit with Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki returning as the voices of Flopsy Rabbit and Mopsy Rabbit. Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne will also be reprising their roles as Thomas and Bea. The sequel will also be featuring the addition of Emmy nominee David Oyelowo.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway will again be written and directed by Will Gluck, who co-wrote the screenplay with Patrick Burleigh, based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. It is produced by Gluck, Zareh Nalbandian, Catherine Bishop, and Jodie Hildebrand, with Doug Belgrad, Jonathan Hludzinski, Emma Topping, and Thomas Merrington serving as executive producers.
The first film earned mixed reviews from critics, but grossed over $351 million worldwide, surpassing similar family franchise Paddington 2, which grossed over $225 million at the global box office and holds a 100% “Certified Fresh” score on Rotten Tomatoes.