If you think you have seen enough cuteness in one panda named Po, then you’d better brace yourselves for more cute pandas coming in “Kung Fu Panda 3.” The animated movie will see the return of Po, Tigress, Mantis, Monkey, Crane, Viper, and Master Shifu as it hits theatres in 2016. Read on to learn more about this scoop.
It has been nearly four years since the last “Kung Fu Panda” aired in theatres and now, the movie is gearing up for its third installment, as Po meets his long-lost Panda father in “Kung Fu Panda 3.”
The plot for the sequel has been released and will revolve around Po who will finally get the chance to meet his real father along with other Pandas. Now, this has not been quite a mystery for some fans, as “Kung Fu Panda 2” showed a village full of Pandas in its last clip even when Po believed that he was the only Panda left in the entire country after the town was burned to ashes.
Po will reunite with his father and Screen Rant revealed that Po and his father will travel to a “secret panda paradise to meet scores of hilarious new characters.” Of course, the movie will not be complete without a villain to compete with. According to the outlet, a supernatural villain named Kai will defeat all of the Kung Fu masters in China, and Po decides to train his Panda brothers and creates a team to battle against Kai.
Jack Black will be lending his voice for the movie once against as Po while Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Lucy Liu, Jackie Chan, James Hong, Seth Rogen, and Randall Duk Kim will be back as voices behind their respective characters.
“Breaking Bad” star Bryan Cranston and “Pitch Perfect” star Rebel Wilson will also be joining the sequel. Mads Mikkelsen, who was originally slated to do the voice role for Kai, has dropped from the project.
“Kung Fu Panda 3” was also originally slated to be released in theatres on Dec. 23, 2015, but DreamWorks Animation and 20th Century Fox have decided to move its release to Jan. 29, 2016 to give way to the release of the Disney movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which premieres on Dec. 18, The Hollywood Reporter said.
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