Kung Fu Panda the sequel is set to be released June 3, 2011. The first film grossed over $626 million, which basically means, why the hell not make a sequel? Jack Black and Angelina Jolie will both be coming back to reprise their roles (can you reprise animated roles?).
Last night, Watchmen director Zack Snyder, showed off some footage of his latest film. Aside from hearing that people said that the clips were ‘absolutely phenomenal’, ‘breathtaking’, and ‘mind blowing’ we also got some juice on the film from Alex at First Showing:
- Running time is 2 hours and 43 minutes, and Zack Snyder seems to think that’s the amount of times he needs to tell his story.
- Snyder stated that there won’t be a sequel and there won’t be a prequel if he’s involved.
- The next trailer that we’ll be seeing will be coming with Quantum of Solace (for those of you not keeping up, that’s November 14th).
- Snyder will be attempting to implement “Tales of the Black Freighter” into the film but there are no guarantees, possibly something worked into the intro. There will definitely be a version on the DVD. Just so they can tease you for even LONGER.
- Watchmen will be in theater March 6, 2009 (but we already knew that)
As for the 300 sequel, El Guapo from IESB.net has reported:
Snyder says he’s spoken with Frank Miller who will be writing and drawing the graphic novel that the second film will be based on. Upon Miller’s completion of the book, then, and only then, will they delve into writing a script for the movie.
Snyder continued and said he would not have any input into the novel and wants it to be a creation of Miller’s 100%.