Sing 2 In The Works

Johnny the Gorilla in Sing

The movie is only just about to open in the UK, but animated animal musical comedy Sing has already been a success elsewhere in the world for Illumination Entertainment. So the company is, somewhat naturally, planning a sequel.

Following on from sequels to the likes of the Despicable Me, Secret Life Of Pets and Minions films, it marks the birth of another franchise for the team. Sing, directed by recent Empire pod-guest Garth Jennings, has already earned more than $429 million worldwide and the follow-up is now slated for Christmas Day 2020. No other details were announced, so we don't yet know whether Jennings might return for the new movie, or which of his celebrity-stuffed cast will be back.

And the latest announcement also includes a shift for some of the fellow sequels, with The Secret Life Of Pets 2 moving back from 2018 to 2019, while Minions 2 is making a much smaller jump, to earlier in July 2020. Despicable Me 3, meanwhile, is out on June 30 this year.