Move over Elsa, because Judy Hopps and Nick Wilde will also be making a return to the big screen! The unexpected Disney animated hit “Zootopia” is reportedly not only getting ONE sequel, they are planning on TWO more according to one of the movie’s own stars!
In the same fashion as Sarah Jessica Parker recently announced on Instagram that all 3 Sanderson Sisters want in on the “Hocus Pocus” sequel coming to Disney+, Tommy “Tiny” Lister (Finnick) confirmed the “Zootopia” sequel with fans at a meet and greet. Although the video of him saying this was taken down, fans got all the information needed. “I can tell you for sure I’m doing another Zootopia with Disney. We doing three of them. [There were] three Madagascars. We’re gonna replace that. We’re the biggest film that Disney is producing. The last one was $240 million. This one I’m hearing will be $300 million. That’s what they spent on the budget, not the advertising. But the movie made $2.6 billion, with merchandising and the box office.”
Further proof that more movies are in the works for the franchise is that Disney Parks has started construction on adding an entire “Zootopia”-themed land to Shanghai Disney. Disney rarely invest this much money into a park without hyping up fans with sequels or a valid reason to immerse themselves in specific titles. Shanghai Disney Resort President and General Manager Joe Schott stated, “We are pleased to announce the start of main construction for the new land today, a significant milestone in its development. This expansion demonstrates Shanghai Disney Resort’s commitment to bringing new and unique experiences to our guests, offering more reasons for them to come visit us again and again.”
There has been no word yet if Disney plans on adding any “Zootopia” to the US parks, but with all the changes already taking place, we wouldn’t be surprised if additions are made after the 50th anniversary parties in 2021.
There are still open slots for 2021 and 2022 on Disney’s theatrical release list, and there hasn’t been any indication the sequel will only be on Disney+ with the money they know they can make at the box office after the first one’s 1 billion dollar success, so hopefully the next “Zootopia” installment will be there to fill one of them.
After all, it took us 6 years to get a new “Frozen,” and the ride at Epcot came way before we got a second movie with that. 2022 will be “Zootopia’s” 6th anniversary. If “Zootopia” is getting a whole new park, and the stars have confirmed they are on the project, it seems there is more mystery for Hopps and Wilde to solve!
Even if it seems like the sequels will come slower than Flash operates at the DMV (Department of Mammal Vehicles) are you excited for Zootopia 2 and 3? Leave your comments below and come join us over on social media.
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