The Kung Fu PandaFranchise is returning to the big screen. Dreamworks announced on Friday that Kung Fu Panda 4It is currently in production and will debut in theaters in 2024. Jack Black will be reprising his role as Po Ping.
Kung Fu Panda The animated children’s movie was first released in 2008 and has maintained a slow pace throughout its existence. It was then followed by Kung Fu Panda 22011 Kung Fu Panda 32016 was a year of success for the small screen, while simultaneously achieving great results on the big screenKung Fu Panda Legends of AwesomenessFrom 2011 to 2016 The Paws of DestinyFrom 2018 to 2019. Many fans believed that the franchise was over with blockbuster movies, but this is not the case.
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All we know so far is this: Kung Fu Panda 4It is believed that Black will reprise his role in the film and it will be released on March 8, 2024. These far-flung release dates are often subject to change, so even that isn’t set in stone. Black voiced Po in the original movies as well as in several shorts. He did not reprise the role in the TV shows. He did, however, reprise his role in the series last month. Kung Fu Panda: The Dragon KnightThe series aired on Netflix as an original series called.
This new movie could be a return of old Dreamworks plans from a decade ago. Interview with Cathy in 2010. EmpireJeffrey Katzenberg, Dreamworks CEO, said that Kung Fu Panda was outlined as two film trilogies – one “student”Story arc and one “master”Story arc. This is what it means KFP4 Po may have just begun to pass down his hard-earned wisdom.
Katzenberg has resigned from Dreamworks. Later interviews seem to have downplayed this possibility. Some fans also believed that Katzenberg was no longer with Dreamworks. Kung Fu PandaThe company may have had to pivot due to its success outside of movies. The animated series and TV specials were hugely successful. This franchise also inspired many video games.
Some critics argue, however, that Kung Fu PandaIt couldn’t be done today because audiences are more sensitive about casting and representation. A retrospective review by Darren Franich Entertainment WeeklyAccording to him, today’s audience would not be happy to see Black and Angelina Jolie, David Cross, or other white actors portray these characters while making fun of Chinese mythology.
These conversations will likely be reopened in 2024, with Black returning at the very least to the Po role. Kung Fu Panda 4The film is in production right now and is scheduled for release March 8, 2024.