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It’s Official: There’s Going To Be A ‘Boss Baby’ Sequel

Universal Pictures announced this afternoon that The Boss Baby 2 is happening. The film, which will feature Alec Baldwin’s voice again, will be released on March 26, 2021.

Universal’s parent conglomerate, Comcast, purchased Dreamworks Animation last year. Comcast seems to be pleased with the performance of recent Dreamworks movies; the company also recently announced a Trolls sequel, slated for April 10, 2020.

The Boss Baby sequel will be released by Universal Pictures, which takes over the release of Dreamworks features after Fox distributes Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie next month.

To date, The Boss Baby has grossed $167 million domestically and $301.4 million internationally for a global total of $468.4 million. It marks the strongest global launch for an original Dreamworks IP since The Croods earned $587.2M worldwide in 2013.

  • Alberto Herrera Jr.

    I hope the sequel will be good. I thought that the first movie was okay, but mostly predictable. (But Alec Baldwin made that movie really hilarious by bringing his own charm and wit) I think that the upcoming Captain Underpants movie will be the better DreamWorks film this year. But I will still keep interest in the Boss Baby sequel. Good luck, DreamWorks.

  • Cameron Ward

    I thought the original film was fine. It wasn’t great, but I did laugh a few times and there were a couple moments where it the idea gelled together well to be really entertaining. However, to me, the biggest element that killed it for me was that I didn’t give two rat feet about the characters. It felt like they wanted to go for more of a comedy and jokes and that’s fine, but even comedies have to give you characters you care about.

    While i’m bummed this is happening, if they can somehow improve upon it, i would be interested to see what could happen.

  • Elsi Pote

    You wonder what is wrong with a world that ditches the croods in favor of the boss baby.

    Well, kudos to the DW marketing dept. for putting the right efforts on the wrong movie.

    • I don’t understand it either.

      The Croods made more money both in domestic ($187.1m) and worldwide ($587.2m) box offices in comparison to The Boss Baby’s numbers (domestic: $167m; worldwide: $468m).

      But also, it wasn’t just DreamWorks’ decision, it was also Universal (their new parent) to kill the Croods sequel. I’m thinking Universal cares more about less money budget wise (which Boss Baby is), and big returns (Illumination can be thanked for that).

      • Gus

        You have to consider the amount of money that goes into making the movie, the marketing that went into each, the amount of employees at the studio during that time etc… all in all boss baby could have actually brought in more money. Dw was very different a few years ago.

        • I did consider the budget Gus. Boss Baby’s budget was only $10 million dollars less than The Croods’, and the Croods still made more money.

          I’m talking about how despite they did make more money and did have a sequel in the making that they decide to cut it. My only assumption is that Universal would rather have the budget be less than the original film, and that they might do that for the Boss Bay sequel….even though I would rather have the Croods.

          Thanks for responding.

  • Max W

    Inspiring

  • Andrew Kieswetter

    I’m still waiting for Disney to announce the Zootopia sequel.

  • Fluffydips

    Good. I really liked Boss Baby. Kind of reminded me of the best Pixar films. I was honestly pleasantly surprised by it.

  • Dante Panora

    2021: The year of the future!

    On a kinda unrelated note, I just remembered the first Cartoon American Icon Felix the Cat is going to be 100 years old in two years! We have come so very far in animation since then, but news like this makes me hope we can enter a new era of animation soon, since this is going to be one of a whole onslaught of animated sequels for the next few years.

  • Slim Cognito

    Not shocked because Uni’s MO from day one of buying them was more and more sequels.

    Though this studio does seem creatively dead aside from Captain Underpants. I’m not really looking forward to anything else really and I feel bad for the people there.

  • Animator606432

    I mean it made money so..why not?

  • Josh Evans

    Because what we really need are more sequels.
    :I

  • Inkan1969

    How come Dreamworks doesn’t do its own distribution?

    • I’m sure it takes more money to do so, which DreamWorks is desiring not to do.

  • Tony

    What I’m wondering is how they’re going to do a sequel without Alec Baldwin’s character, considering how – SPOILER ALERT! – the movie ended with him growing up. Baldwin’s performance is what made the movie, and without him the screenwriters would have their work cut out for them. They may find a way to make him a baby again, but I fear that may come off as awkward and desperate if not handled properly. A prequel may also be an option, but that brings in its own set of problems.

  • Glowworm

    What are they going to name it? “The Bossier Baby?” like the book it was very loosely based on’s sequel?

  • I haven’t seen the 1st one yet, but considering its success, this was expected.

  • Too Many Cooks

    I wonder how many Trump jokes it’ll have.

  • Chicken McPhee

    At least they’re still releasing original content. Oh, wait…