Released in January last year, Kung Fu Panda 3 eventually made it to the top twenty most profitable releases of 2016 and it received mainly positive reviews while the audience loved it. No wonder the fans started asking questions about the sequel soon afterward, and now we have great news for you – it has been officially confirmed that Kung Fu Panda 4 will be released soon enough.
If you have watched the third installment of the Kung Fu Panda franchise, you probably remember that Angelina Jolie, Dustin Huffman, Jackie Chan, Lucy Liu and David Cross all participated in the movie and voiced some of the main characters. We assume many people would like to see them take part in the upcoming movie, as well, but, for the time being, there are still no official announcements regarding the cast.
Jeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks Animation CEO, was the one to break the big news. Not only did he confirm that we should expect the fourth installment, but he hinted that there would be even more. “Kung Fu Panda actually has six chapters to it, and we’ve mapped that out over the years,” Katzenberg revealed.
Jennifer Yu Nelson, one of the franchise directors, also talked openly about the sequel in an interview with Collider. Here’s what she said: “We always try to make the very best movie that we’re working on. It’s one at a time. We want to make this a perfect jewel, and then we’ll see what happens after that. Right now, we’re really focused on making this the best film possible. We want to be proud of our work and make sure it’s worth the talent of the animators, who spent four years of their love, sweat and tears on it.”
Finally, Alessandro Carloni, the co-director, explained why we can trust them when they say they will deliver three more sequels. “With the sequels, we don’t want to try to have them feel open-ended. We want it to feel like a completed journey, and we feel this movie does. And then, if a fantastic story presents itself, great,” Carloni said.
If you’re wondering when exactly we can expect to see the movie, it’s still too early to tell, but we’ll let you know as soon as we find out at least the potential release date. The important thing is that there are still more adventures ahead and that we’ll also get to know some new characters, as well. Follow us for more details.