Another familiar DreamWorks franchise is coming back to big screens: Kung Fu Panda . It’s been a long time since we’ve caught up with Jack Black’s martial arts-wielding panda, but have no fear, because the film series is officially set to return. Kung Fu Panda 4 has officially found a place among upcoming movie releases .
DreamWorks is continuing the super popular saga set in ancient China come 2024. The animation studio will take audiences back to the world of smooth fighting anthropomorphic animals on March 8, 2024, in order to be exact.
Other than a release date to mark our calendars for, not many other details have been disclosed about the next Kung Fu Panda movie. All of us certainly hope it’ll be among Jack Black’s upcoming movies given his character of Po is the heart of the franchise. Previously actors including Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross have continued to reprise their roles, and we’d imagine some of them would come back again on board as well.
March eight, 2024 previously had the slot with regard to an untitled DreamWorks animated movie, but now we know it’ll be the first Kung Fu Panda film in eight years (by the period it comes out). Also coming to theaters that March are the particular action movie The Fall Guy along with Ryan Gosling and Emily Blunt the week before, horror prequel A Quiet Place: Day One the same day, and another animated film, Sony Animation’s Spider-Man: Beyond the particular Spider-Verse , coming upon March 29 after being delayed from a summer 2023 date .
It’s not a major surprise DreamWorks will be making an additional Kung Fu Panda movie following its success over the years. Between the existing trilogy, 2008’s Kung Fu Panda , 2011’s Kung Fu Panda 2 and 2016’s Kung Fu Panda 3 , the movies have made a collective $1. 8 billion worldwide at the box office. Looking over the trilogy, the particular sequel produced the most with a $665 million gross, and the last movie made the least with $521 million in global earnings.
While interest dipped a bit between the second plus third Kung Fu Panda movies, the franchise has remained alive through a number of TV specials and series, including the particular most recent release of Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon Knight . The Netflix series, which picks up after the events of the third film, was a top trending Netflix collection in July .
This year, DreamWorks delivered an original animated movie in The Bad Guys , which was met positively by viewers overall . The studio will cap off the particular year along with a sequel for Puss In Boots called The Last Wish , and there are also plans to release a third Trolls movie for late 2023. The return of Kung Fu Panda brings back one of DreamWorks’ most popular properties back in to the fold right after a long hiatus.