Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Reveals a New Premiere Date

After facing multiple numbers of delays, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway has got a new release date again. As much as we are overwhelmed by the news, we must hope that the movie will not face any more problems.

The upcoming film has been directed, co-produced, and co-written by Will Gluck, Zareh Nalbandian, and Patrick Burleigh. The movie will be released under the banner of Columbia Pictures, rather than Sony Pictures Animation, along with MRC, Animal Logic, 2.0 Entertainment, and Olive Bridge Entertainment.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Release Date

The movie is officially scheduled to premiere on December 11, 2020, in the United Kingdom, and on January 15, 2021, in the US. Earlier, the movie was scheduled for a March 2020 release in the United Kingdom, and for an April 2020 release, in the United States, but faced several delays due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

The original adaptation of the movie hit the theatres on February 9, 2018, in the US, and later in the same year, it was announced that it is going to have a sequel. The news of the first movie came out before an official announcement, because of email leaks, in April 2015, while the formal word of mouth came in December the same year with the first poster of the titular character and the logo of the film. The production began in December 2016, while the movie’s principal photography commenced in January 2017, in Sydney, Australia. The movie was produced on a 50 million US dollars budget and managed to earn more than 350 million US dollars worldwide, even though the massively successful ‘Black Panther overshadowed it.’ The movie has got mostly positive reviews from the critics, and the second movie is expected to do the same.

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Peter Rabbit 2: Promotional Poster

The first movie impressed the spectators a lot, which was supported by amazing visual effects as well as wonderful voice performances by a number of big names in the industry, including James Corden, who gave his voice to the titular character, Peter Rabbit, and Oscar nominee Margot Robbie, who voiced Flopsy Rabbit. The movie also features the voices of Elizabeth Debicki as Mopsy Rabbit, Colin Moody as Benjamin Bunny, Rose Byrne as Jemima Puddle-Duck, Ewen Leslie as Pigling Bland, Daisy Ridley as Cottontail Rabbit, Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. Jeremy Fisher, Bryan Brown as Peter’s father, Rachel Ward as Josephine Rabbit, Peter’s mother, Sia as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle, Sam Neill as Tommy Brock, Christian Gazal as Felix D’eer, Fayssal Bazzi as Mr. Tod, Will Reichelt as JW Rooster II and David Wenham as Johnny Town-Mouse. Jessica Freedman, Katharine Hoye, Shana Halligan, Chris Mann, Fletcher Sheridan, and Chad Reisser were responsible for the Singing Sparrows’ voice. The movie also features live-action artists which include— Domhnall Gleeson as Thomas McGregor, who is the great-nephew of Mr. McGregor; Sam Neill as Mr. McGregor, who is the great uncle of Thomas McGregor; Rose Byrne as Bea; Felix Williamson as Derek; and Marianne Jean-Baptiste portrayed as Harrods General Manager.

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway Storyline

Inspired by Beatrix Potter’s book, ‘The Tale of Peter Rabbit,’ the American live-action plus animated comedy movie is about Peter and his three sisters, Flopsy, Mopsy and Cotton-Tail, and their cousin Benjamin, who enjoys teasing the old and unkind Mr. McGregor, by stealing the vegetables that belong to his garden. After he dies, they could not be more overwhelmed, as they roam across his house and garden for a day or so until one of McGregor’s relatives inherits the place and leaves no chance for the animals to enjoy themselves anymore.

The upcoming movie will continue the story after Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have together formed a makeshift family. However, Peter is still stuck with his mischievous reputation, in spite of striving hard. As he advances out of the vegetable garden, he discovers himself in a place where his mischievous nature is appreciated. However, when he discovers that his family has come searching for him, risking everything, Peter must be aware of his true moto as to how he should lead his life.

In the upcoming movie, most of the artists from the original film are going to mark their return, including James Corden, Margot Robbie, Elizabeth Debicki, Colin Moody, and Sia. The character of Cottontail Rabbit, which was earlier voiced over by Daisy Ridley, will now be voiced over by Aimee Horne. Sam Neill will be back as Tommy Brock, who had previously given his voice to Mr. McGregor’s character. Domhnall Gleeson as Thomas McGregor, David Oyelowo as Nigel Basil-Jones, and Rose Byrne as Bea McGregor have featured in the live-action roles.