Puss in Boots 2, or Puss in Boots: Nine Lives and 40 Thieves, is an upcoming movie that was formerly canceled. The first movie took on the world with a storm. After all, how could it not? For the first time on the big screens, a cat was the hero. Thereafter, the fans wanted to know what will the future of the film look like. So, we are here to give information about the same.
An initial announcement about Puss in Boots 2 came in 2015, which was the best news for the fans who loved the work of Chris Miller in the first movie. They were excited to see what kind of adventures and action Paramount Pictures‘ sequel movie will give. However, the plans went down the drain when the makers removed the movie from the schedule. So, all the excitement to watch the movie in 2018 vanished. But, there came a piece of good news in 2019, when Bob Persichetti announced that he will direct Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives and 40 Thieves.
How is the status of Puss in Boots 2 looking?
In January 2015, Puss in Boots 2 was removed from the schedule because of a change in DreamWorks Animation’s new policy of releasing two films a year. On November 6, 2018, Variety informed that Chris Meledandri took the role of executive producer of both Shrek 2 and Puss in Boots 2, with the original cast. In February 2019, Bob Persichetti, who was the head of the story of original Puss in Boots film, signed to direct the sequel. Latifa Ouaou, the first movie’s producer, will oversee the development of the movie.
We have not heard from the makers since 2019. If the movie was in production in 2019, we can clearly state that it is halted due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Once the schedules are back on track and the entertainment industry is the same as pre-COVID, the production will restart. Hence, assuming that the movie will not release until 2022 is not unrealistic.
The Cast of the movie
We have already disclosed the executive producer, the director, and the supervisor of the movie. Moving on to the main cast, we can expect the original cast lend their voices to their respective characters:
- Antonio Banderas as Puss in Boots
- Salma Hayek as Kitty Softpaws
- Zach Galifianakis as Humpty Alexander Dumpty
- Billy Bob Thornton as Jack
- Amy Sedaris as Jill
- Constance Marie as Imelda
There is no information for its release date. However, considering the rumors of Shrek being in the movie, we can say that the movie will provide an amazing arc. We have to wait for the official information. Until then, you can watch the original movie and go into the world where Puss is the boss.