Latest in Entertainment

Image credit:

First 'Angry Birds 2' trailer warns that winter is coming

The gang are back to do battle with Leslie Jones' feathered villain.
Saqib Shah, @eightiethmnt
February 22, 2019
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Sony Pictures Entertainment

Depending on your age, the Angry Birds movie was either cool beans or just a cynical ploy to sell more plush toys. But nobody really expected it to silence the haters by raking in over $352 million on a $73 million budget. And so a sequel was inevitably greenlit and today marks the release of its first trailer. The clip stars new antagonist Zeta (voiced by Leslie Jones), a tropical bird who decides to fling snowballs from her frozen island at the paradise those green pigs and feathered friends call home.

There's fun winks to Game of Thrones and Jaws ("we're going to need a bigger slingshot!") along the way. And the whole thing is set to the tune of Ice Ice Baby. The likes of Peter Dinklage, Josh Gad, and Bill Hader are also back to reprise their roles, with new additions to the cast including Nicki Minaj and Awkwafina. Angry Birds 2 hits theatres August 16th to coincide with the tenth anniversary of the original game. But it's not the only family-friendly video game adaptation heading to the big screen this year, with Detective Pikachu due in May and Sonic the Hedgehog to follow in November.

Over 20 mobile games later, you'd think a series about tossing birds at pigs would start to sag. But developer Rovio's franchise is clearly still evolving thanks to forays into VR (Angry Birds VR: Isle of Pigs), mixed-reality (Angry Birds FPS: First Person Slingshot for Magic Leap), TV, and movies.

All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Comment
Comments
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

The 2020 Engadget Holiday Gift Guide

View
Zappos' pioneering ex-CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46

Zappos' pioneering ex-CEO Tony Hsieh dies at 46

View
Vava’s 4K ultra short-throw projector is $840 off at Amazon

Vava’s 4K ultra short-throw projector is $840 off at Amazon

View
The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

The best Black Friday tech deals we could find

View
The Morning After: The best Black Friday deals that are still going

The Morning After: The best Black Friday deals that are still going

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr