The 'Puss in Boots' sequel gets a new release date and title with new director on board.
Great news for 'Puss in Boots' fans, our beloved suave feline warrior will be back for another fun-filled adventure!
'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish,' the sequel to the 'Puss in Boots' film, is coming to theaters next year, a decade after the first film got released.
'Puss in Boots' is an animated film following the adventures of the titular character. It serves as a spin-off sequel to Shrek and follows Puss in Boots' escapades before the events of the Shrek films.
The sequel has been in development for so long. But now, it is finally pushing through with a new title and a new director on board.
Here is everything you need to know about the anticipated sequel, including release date, plot, cast, and more.
'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish' is coming to theaters on September 23, 2022, distributed by Universal Pictures.
The sequel was previously titled 'Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves' and was supposed to release on November 2, 2018.
However, there have been several setbacks and the script underwent restructuring.
'Puss in Boots' has lost eight of his nine lives. He realizes that his passion for adventure is now taking its fee.
The feline decides to use his one last life to get a chance to bargain for more.
'Puss in Boots' sets out on a risky and epic journey to restore his nine lives by finding the Mystical Last Wish.
The sequel will see the return of Antonio Banderas to voice Puss.
As of this writing, only Banderas is confirmed to return for the sequel.
We are still waiting for the official casting details for the rest of the characters.
A new director will helm the sequel. Chris Miller directed the first film. In February 2019, Bob Persichetti signed as the new director of the sequel. Persichetti served as the story head of the first film.
He eventually left the project and Joel Crawford signed in as the new director with Mark Swift as a producer.
Crawford and Swift previously worked together on 'The Croods: A New Age,' which earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Picture.
There is still no information if the rest of the cast from the first film will return for the sequel.
The official voice cast list on the first film included:
Salma Hayek as Kitty Soft Paws, Amy Sedaris as Jill, Billy Bob Thornton as Jack, Constance Marie as Imelda, and Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Alexander Dumpty.
As of this writing, there is still no official trailer for 'Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.' The film will release in September next year. Hence, we expect the trailer to drop a few months from that. Fear not, we will make sure to update this space once the official trailer drops.