With gross profits of $ 1.8 billion, “Kung Fu Panda” is one of the most successful animation movie franchises in the world. We’ll tell you if “Kung Fu Panda 4” is planned.
The film “Kung Fu Panda” by DreamWorks Animation was released in 2008 and, thanks to its funny story and the fast-paced narrative style, blossomed into a real surprise hit. It quickly became clear that the story had to be continued, and the bill paid off: “Kung Fu Panda 2” also made a great hit at the box office in 2011 and thus initiated another sequel and implementation as a TV series.
“Kung Fu Panda: Legends with Fur and Fu” ran from 2011 to 2014 on the Nickelodeon TV station and sweetened the fans’ waiting time for “Kung Fu Panda 3”. It was released in 2016 and immediately topped the box office in the United States. Because the box office results weren’t as high as before, some sceptics were already talking of the end of the series.
“Kung Fu Panda 4” Is Just The Beginning
The story of the Furious Five is far from over. Dreamworks Animation co-founder Jeffrey Katzenberg said in an interview with the Empire Movies website in 2010: “Kung Fu Panda has a total of 6 chapters, which we all have already planned.” That means we not only expect “Kung Fu Panda 4”, but even parts 5 and 6. There couldn’t be better news for fans. Concerning other parts, co-director Alessandro Carloni told Collider at the beginning of 2016 that they didn’t want to give viewers the feeling that something would remain open in the end. They are very interested in making it feel like a completed trip.
The next trilogy is about Po’s raising his own family. He will take his son under his wing and train him to be a little Kung Fu master. Jennifer Yuh Nelson, who was already involved in parts 2 and 3, is supposed to take over the direction again. Jonathan Aibel and Glenn Berger will probably write the script again. The two have already written all of the previous parts. According to rumours, Part 4 should appear as early as 2022. Since there is neither a trailer nor other announcements about the film, the start will probably drag on indefinitely.
As for now, Kung Fu Panda 4 does not have any official release date, but we hope that things get better soon and we get to see Po back in action.