Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway

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Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
Theatrical release poster with original release date
Directed byWill Gluck
Produced by
  • Will Gluck
  • Zareh Nalbandian
Written by
  • Will Gluck
  • Patrick Burleigh
Based onPeter Rabbit
by Beatrix Potter
Music byDominic Lewis
CinematographyPeter Menzies Jr.
Edited byMatt Villa
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • February 12, 2021 (2021-02-12) (United Kingdom)
  • March 18, 2021 (2021-03-18) (Australia)
  • April 2, 2021 (2021-04-02) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes[2]
  • Australia
  • United Kingdom
  • United States

Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway (shortened as Peter Rabbit 2 in other territories) is an upcoming live action/computer animated comedy film directed by Will Gluck and written by Patrick Burleigh and Gluck. The film is a sequel to 2018's Peter Rabbit and is based on the stories of Peter Rabbit created by Beatrix Potter. The film stars the voice of James Corden as the title character, alongside Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, and David Oyelowo in live-action roles, and the voices of Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie.

After facing numerous delays from its original February 2020 release date due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film is currently scheduled to be released in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2021, in Australia on March 18, and in the United States on April 2, by Sony Pictures Releasing under its Columbia Pictures label.


Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.[3]


Live-action actors[edit]

Voice cast[edit]


In May 2018, it was announced that Sony Pictures had started the development of the sequel to Peter Rabbit.[4] In February 2019, it was announced David Oyelowo had joined the cast of the film, with Rose Byrne and Domnhall Gleeson reprising their roles from the first.[5] Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie were confirmed to reprise their respective roles in October 2019.[6]

Unlike the first film, the sequel will be released under the label Columbia Pictures, instead of Sony Pictures Animation.


Principal photography began in January 2019.[7][8]


Sony Pictures Releasing will release the film in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2021, in Australia on March 18,[9] and in the United States on April 2.[10] It was initially set to be released in the United States on February 7, 2020,[4] before being moved back to April 3, 2020, earlier in Australia on March 19, and in the United Kingdom on March 27.[11] The film was delayed again to August 7, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.[12] It was then further delayed to December 11, 2020, in the United Kingdom, December 26 in Australia, and January 15, 2021, in the United States,[13] and then to the current release date.


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  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (February 22, 2019). "David Oyelowo Joins the Cast of Sony's 'Peter Rabbit' Sequel (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
  6. ^ Evans, Greg (17 October 2019). "'Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway' Trailer: First Look At James Corden's Next Easter Delivery". Deadline.
  7. ^ "Why they're turning a corner of Centennial Park into a little English village". December 1, 2018. Retrieved February 27, 2019.
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  9. ^ "Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway". Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  10. ^ Fahadullah Hussaini, Syed (November 19, 2020). "Monster Hunter Release Date Moves Forward, Now Releasing On Christmas Day". Screen Rant. Retrieved November 30, 2020.
  11. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony; Pederson, Erik (September 19, 2019). "'Peter Rabbit 2' Hops Closer To Easter 2020". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
  12. ^ "'Peter Rabbit 2' Pushed to August Over Coronavirus Fears (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2020-03-10.
  13. ^ Galuppo, Mia (March 30, 2020). "Sony Delays Release of 'Morbius,' 'Ghostbusters,' More Films Due to Coronavirus". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on March 31, 2020. Retrieved March 30, 2020.

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