Everyone’s favorite panda is back in action! Kung Fu Panda 4 has just received it’s release date: March 8, 2024. The announcement was made by Universal Pictures this Friday.
The film will feature Po, the Kung Fu “Dragon Warrior” who is voiced by Jack Black. Other actors in the first three installments included Dustin Hoffman, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Jackie Chan, and many more. It’s not clear if all of these will return from the original trilogy, but one could assume that some familiar names will return alongside Black.
Kung Fu Panda: The Plan Ahead
With the announcement of Kung Fu Panda 4, we enter what the directors described as the “master trilogy.” While the first three movies showed Po becoming a Kung Fu fighter, these next three can be assumed to show how he’s now the master and will likely have a young student that he has to teach.
The original Kung Fu Panda came out in 2008 and was received quite well. It spawned many sequels and other spinoffs. In addition to the 4 installments in film, there are 4 short films, three animated series, and a Christmas special.
Kung Fu Panda 4 is the first chapter in the second trilogy. Directors have said they “only” planned two trilogies. That seems a given now that the franchise has grossed an estimated $1.8 billion since 2008. If Kung Fu Panda 4 is as close to as good as it’s three predecessors, it will undoubtedly be a success as well. With the opportunity for more spinoffs, there’s even more potential with the franchise.
There wasn’t any other real news announced by Universal aside from the new release date.
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