Yes, it has not been even a full week since the movie's release but a sequel is already in the works and the release date is out!
Released in the US on the 11th of October, The Addams Family animated movie is yet to be released in some parts of the world, but Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer has already announced a sequel.
Starring the biggest of stars, the macabre movie with a punch of puns opened with a massive $30 million, which explains Hollywood's keenness to make another movie. Hit the iron when it is burning hot, am I right?
In fact, the release date is set as well. The Addams Family 2 is all ready to premiere on Oct. 22, 2021, as reported by Variety. Just as the original movie is fighting competition with Joker and Zombieland: Double Tap, the sequel will be head-on with Blumhouse's sequel to their hit Halloween movie - Halloween Ends, which is supposed to be the last movie in the Michael Myers saga.
Even though we have a release date, nothing has been revealed yet when it comes to the cast and plot. In this original animated movie which is currently in theatres, Golden Globe winner Oscar Isaac is voicing Gomez Addams and Academy Award Winner Charlize Theron is dark queen Morticia Addams. Chloë Grace Moretz, who played Carrie in Carrie is the voice behind the creepy yet adorable Wednesday Addams.
Finn Wolfhard is playing Pugsley Addams and our favorite witch from Hocus Pocus, Bette Midler is the voice behind Grandmama.
The reviews of the movie are mixed so far. While some are loving it, others are complaining about how different the characters look from the original Addams Family movie. Well, the movie is based on the characters Charles Addams originally created in his comics.
Plus, there are quite a few who are saying the designs look 'ugly' and 'weird'...hate to break it to ya but the whole point of the Addams Family is that - weird and ugly is OKAY.
Directed by Conrad Vernon and Greg Tiernan, Martin Short and Catherine O’Hara are also part of the star cast. The Addams Family is a satire aimed to mock the so-called perfect American life. The family is unaffected by the fact that people find them macabre and bizarre and continue living their lives as they please.
Talking about the animated movie, the director Vernon told ComicBook, "Greg and I have always been a fan of The Addams Family in past versions, so when we set out to make this movie, we were excited to do something new."
Will the new movie bring a fresh concept in or be based on The Addams Family Values? Watch this space for more details!