The new SpongeBob movie has gotten a name change as well as a new release date. Below we cover everything there is to know about the upcoming new SpongeBob film.
SpongeBob movies have become quite a success over the years and because of it, Nickelodeon and Paramount have continued to make them, raking in the cash. The next SpongeBob movie will be called Sponge on the Run and it will feature all of our favourite characters from the hit TV show. Also, Tim Hill, the former series writer, is the director. The film was first called The SpongeBob Movie: It's a Wonderful Sponge but it was recently announced that the name will be changed to The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run. Here is everything we know about the upcoming new movie.
The movie is scheduled to be released on May 22, 2020, by Paramount Pictures. However it was first supposed to have been released on February 9, 2019, but has been the victim of a number of delays, causing the studios to push the date back to August 2, 2019, then July 31, 2020, then July 17, 2020 and then finally to May 22nd 2020, hopefully.
As of right now, we are unsure of what the official plot of the film is but we can look at the poster and decipher that Gary has been kidnapped and SpongeBob and Patrick are on a mission to find him. What we don't know, however, is if it will be the same as the previously squashed film "It's A Wonderful Sponge". The plot of the squashed film saw Gary get kidnapped as well by Poseidon and taken to the Lost City of Atlantic City but followed a younger SpongeBob and friends. The movie was supposed to be a sequel to the TV series and it's hard to imagine that the Studios have changed up too much about the movie with the new title. All we can do now is wait for an official synopsis but we believe that the plot will remain the same.
Most of the cast of the TV series will be reprising their roles. We're going to see Tom Kenny return as SpongeBob SquarePants and Gary the Snail, Bill Fagerbakke as Patrick Star, Rodger Bumpass as Squidward Tentacles, Clancy Brown as Eugene H. Krabs, Mr. Lawrence as Sheldon J. Plankton, Jill Talley as Karen Plankton, Carolyn Lawrence as Sandy Cheeks, Mary Jo Catlett as Mrs. Puff and Lori Alan as Pearl Krabs.
However, some new names have been added to the cast lineup, most notably, Snoop Dogg, who announced that he would be a part of the film on Jimmy Kimmel. Who he is going to play has not yet been revealed. Some other new names added to the cast are Awkwafina and Regina Watts.
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