When is the Chicken Run 2 release date? Chicken Run holds a special place in the heart of The Digital Fix team, and news that the film was getting a sequel sent shockwaves through the office. OK, it didn’t because we weren’t a team then, but if we had been, what a day it would have been.
That said, we are all huge fans of Aardman’s underrated animated movie. The film sees a brave hen, Ginger, team up with a stuntman rooster Rocky to help her friends escape a fate worse than death, being made into a pie.
Basically, it’s a wonderful retelling of the war movie The Great Escape for kids (we resisted the urge to call it egg-cellent). The sequel is now less than a year away, and people want to know what’s happening around the coop in the new movie. Here’s everything we know about the Chicken Run 2 release date.
Chicken Run 2 release date
The Chicken Run 2 release date is November 10, 2023. That’s right, poultry folks! The family movie is coming out this year.
Chicken Run 2 was first announced on April 26 2018. It wasn’t until the twentieth anniversary of the film’s release in UK cinemas on June 30 2020, however, that the streaming service Netflix revealed it had acquired the rights to the film.
Filming began in early 2021, and since stop-motion takes an awfully long time to get right, we’ve been waiting years to see the final product. Luckily, the November 2023 release date looks pretty set…for now.
We will keep you updated on any potential delays for the film’s premiere.
Chicken Run 2 cast
A number of the original Chicken Run stars are not listed on the Chicken Run 2 cast list. Most notably, Julia Sawalha will not return as Ginger. Instead, Westworld star Thandiwe Newton will be our lead hen.
The decision to recast was met with widespread criticism, and Sawalha responded to the news in a statement, writing, “I have officially been plucked, stuffed and roasted.” Sawalha isn’t the only actor to get the chop. Mel Gibson was also not asked to return as Rock; he’ll be replaced by Zachary Levi.
Jane Horrocks, Imelda Staunton, and Lynn Ferguson will all reprise their respective roles of Babs, Bunty, and Mac. Nick Mohammed and Josie Sedgwick-Davies will join the cast as two new characters, Dr Fry and Frizzle.
Who’s in the Chicken Run 2 cast?
- Thandiwe Newton as Ginger
- Zachary Levi as Rocky
- David Bradley as Fowler
- Jane Horrocks as Babs
- Imelda Staunton as Bunty
- Lynn Ferguson as Mac
- Romesh Ranganathan as Nick
- Daniel Mays as Fetcher
- Nick Mohammed as Dr Fry
- Josie Sedgwick-Davies as Frizzle
Chicken Run 2 plot speculation
The Chicken Run 2 plot will follow the events of the last film and see Ginger and her new family having to face a fresh threat.
Aardman Animations‘ describes the new movie as the following: “Having pulled off a death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm, Ginger has finally found her dream – a peaceful island sanctuary for the whole flock, far from the dangers of the human world.”
“When she and Rocky hatch a little girl called Molly, Ginger’s happy ending seems complete. But back on the mainland, the whole of chicken-kind faces a new and terrible threat. For Ginger and her team, even if it means putting their own hard-won freedom at risk – this time, they’re breaking in.”
So, we know that Ginger is now a mom, and is going to be called to the frontlines in what sounds like chicken armageddon. The adventure movie is officially titled Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget, so we’re going to guess ‘The Nugget,’ whatever it is, plays a central role in the film.
Could it be a person? Or could it be that people’s obsession with chicken nuggets puts the birds at risk again?