The Angry Birds Movie 2 announcement proves that Rovio isn't done with the franchise yet


Rovio just released its newest game – Battle Bay. It's a very solid arena-style combat game, featuring colorful, but deadly, motorboats. However, this doesn't mean that it's done with the franchise that shot it to fame – Angry Birds. The short-tempered critters have already starred in 17 different games, several TV shows, and one movie, but Rovio isn't done with them just yet.

A press release by the Finnish company, posted today, confirmed that the game studio is working with Columbia Pictures once more for a long-rumored sequel of The Angry Birds Movie, in which “the flightless birds and scheming green piggies take their beef to the next level”. The title of the film is not surprising, as it's named The Angry Birds Movie 2, and it's scheduled to hit theaters on September 20, 2019 – the same year that marks the original game's tenth anniversary.

Sony Pictures Imageworks will be collaborating with Sony Pictures Animation to provide the animation for the film, while Thurop Van Orman and John Rice will take the director and co-director chairs respectively. Van Orman is known for working on hit animated series The Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack and Adventure Time, while Rice's work includes King of the Hill and Rick and Morty.


If the first film is anything to go by, The Angry Birds Movie 2 should be a blast for both adults, and children. However, we also think that Battle Bay would make a great animated action flick.

source: Rovio via Reuters

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5 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Who really watches this Angry Birds movie? Ain't got time to kidding around with such stuff. There are better ones to watch.

3. hemedans

Posts: 755; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i did

4. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

You do? Good for you. Angry Bird's storyline and characters aren't good enough to warrant my attention. Same applies to Kung Fu Panda and similar crap.

2. ozabb

Posts: 50; Member since: Dec 21, 2013

wait when did they release the first one?

5. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Ah! Angry Birds Movie sequel, eh? I find it rather surprising considering the lukewarm critic reviews and a modest box office success...! Oh well, G'Day!

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