Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway moves up
Originally slated for July 2, Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway now shifts up to an earlier release date of June 18. With cinemas opening up again, this move makes a play for summer vacation families eager to go back to the theaters.
The first film, Peter Rabbit, opened in 2018 and went on to take in $351M worldwide.
In Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, the lovable bunny is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a found family of their own. Even with a new life, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, he finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated. Realizing he is missing, Peter’s family risks everything to go looking for him. Seeing what he has at stake, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
James Corden returns to lead an ensemble voice cast as the voice of Peter Rabbit. Margot Robbie and Elizabeth Debicki return as the voices of Flopsy Rabbit and Mopsy Rabbit and Domhnall Gleeson and Rose Byrne are reprising their live-action roles as Thomas and Bea. Aimee Horne has stepped in to replace Daisy Ridley in the role of Cottontail Rabbit. The sequel also features the additions of Emmy nominee David Oyelowo, Lennie James, Rupert Degas, and Damon Herriman.
Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway is written and directed by Will Gluck, who returns having co-written the script with Patrick Burleigh, based on the characters and tales of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter. The film is produced by Gluck alongside Zareh Nalbandian, Catherine Bishop, and Jodie Hildebrand, with Doug Belgrad, Jonathan Hludzinski, Emma Topping, and Thomas Merrington serving as executive producers on the film.