Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway
|Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway|
Theatrical release poster with original release date
|Directed by||Will Gluck|
|Based on||Peter Rabbit|
by Beatrix Potter
|Music by||Dominic Lewis|
|Cinematography||Peter Menzies Jr.|
|Edited by||Matt Villa|
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
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.
- James Corden as Peter Rabbit
- Margot Robbie as Flopsy Rabbit
- Elizabeth Debicki as Mopsy Rabbit
- Aimee Horne as Cottontail Rabbit. The character was previously voiced by Daisy Ridley.
- Colin Moody as Benjamin Bunny
- Lennie James as Barnabas
- Sia as Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
- Domhnall Gleeson as Mr. Jeremy Fisher
- Rose Byrne as Jemima Puddle-Duck
- Sam Neill as Tommy Brock. Neill previously played Mr. McGregor in the first film.
- Rupert Degas as Samuel Whiskers
- Ewen Leslie as Pigling Bland
- Christian Gazal as Felix D'eer
- Damon Herriman as Tom Kitten
In May 2018, it was announced that Sony Pictures had started the development of the sequel to Peter Rabbit. 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. Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie were confirmed to reprise their respective roles in October 2019.
Sony Pictures Releasing will release the film in the United Kingdom on February 12, 2021, in Australia on March 18, and in the United States on April 2. It was initially set to be released in the United States on February 7, 2020, before being moved back to April 3, 2020, earlier in Australia on March 19, and in the United Kingdom on March 27. The film was delayed again to August 7, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 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, and then to the current release date.
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