Well, we know at least two things are certain next October: we’ll eat far more Halloween candy than we hand out, and we’ll be snapping our fingers in unison to cheer the return of the mysterious, spooky, and uniquely odd Addams clan in The Addams Family 2.
The sequel to MGM’s 2019 box-office hit, The Addams Family has rounded out its voice cast with the additions of Bill Hader as the new character “Cyrus,” and Javon “Wanna” Walton as the youngest Addams sibling, “Pugsley.” Hader and Walton join returning stars Charlize Theron (Morticia), Oscar Isaac (Gomez), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Nick Kroll (Fester), Bette Midler (Grandma) and Snoop Dogg (It). Director Greg Tiernan also returns for the sequel, which will be released in theaters October 8, 2021 via MGM’s United Artists Releasing banner.
According to Tiernan, “The success of last year’s animated film was proof of the enduring legacy of The Addams Family and its ability to transcend popular culture. This second film will be every bit as fun as the original. We are thrilled to welcome Bill Hader and Javon Walton, and to welcome back our incredible original cast for this exciting next chapter in the Addams’s journey.”
Let’s watch the new teaser:
Additionally, producers have announced The Addams Family Voice Challenge, where an Addams Family superfan will get to voice a yet-to-be-named character in the film. The global voiceover contest starts today and runs until November 4th in select markets. Wannabe spooksters can visit www.AddamsVoiceChallenge.com for more information.
In this new film, The Addams get tangled up in wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Always staying true to themselves, the Addams Family brings their iconic spookiness and kookiness wherever they go. The film is produced by Gail Berman, Conrad Vernon, Danielle Sterling and Alison O’Brien. Executive Producers are Jonathan Glickman, Cassidy Lange and Andrew Mittman. Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic will serve as co-directors alongside Tiernan.
Source: Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.