A Zootopia sequel is not a matter of if, but when. And it looks like it may happen sooner than expected.

News has leaked that Disney is actively engaged in the development of a Zootopia sequel. It was made public last month in an overlooked British interview with actor Mark Smith who voiced the bit part of the rhino, Officer Mchorn.

In a profile in The Sun piece, a reporter wrote that “[Smith] confirmed he will reprise his role of Officer McHorn in the upcoming Zootopia sequel.”

Smith, a British bodybuilder, had formerly been a castmember of Gladiators, the British spin-off of American Gladiators, and his Gladiator name was Rhino, which made his casting in Zootopia an Easter egg of sorts.

This Zootopia sequel was leaked in similar fashion to news of the Wreck-It Ralph sequel, which was first revealed in 2015 by actor John C. Reilly in a news story that appeared in Irish papers.

Disney hasn’t officially announced the Zootopia sequel, but based on their upcoming release schedule, a Zootopia sequel looks possible in 2021 or beyond.

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Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi

Amid Amidi is Cartoon Brew's Publisher and Editor-at-large.

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