What is the Strange World 2 release date? We all love a good Disney movie, but the only thing better than a Disney movie is, you guessed it, a Disney movie sequel.
Inspired by pulp magazines and retro sci-fi films, Strange World wowed audiences with its stunning visuals – but will that translate into a sequel? The good news is that at least Don Hall and Qui Nguyen seem ready.
In an interview with The Digital Fix, Hall said, “I think we’ve made Strange World big enough to hold more stories and we’ll see. But we love those characters too, you know?” Meanwhile, Nguyen added that writing a movie like this is like playing “fantasy football,” with the writers’ room always being “where the other stories are in the worlds condition”. With that said, it’s too early to tag one Strange World 2 release date in your calendars? Here’s everything we know…
Strange World 2 release date speculation
Since Strange World has just released, it’s still very early in Disney terms to even greenlight a sequel, let alone announce it.
If there’s a Strange Worlds 2 in the end, we probably won’t hear about it until fall 2023 at the earliest, as that will be the next Disney Plus Day and the house 0f Mouse has been known for making big announcements about future projects.
The first film was announced in December 2021 and hit screens almost a year later. Assuming a sequel is announced in late 2023, we probably don’t expect a release date until late 2024 at the earliest.
However, it is important to remember that animated films take much longer to make than live-action films. So if we’re being realistic, a Strange Worlds sequel might not be announced until Disney Plus day 2024 and won’t reach our screens until late 2025 or even 2026.
Strange World 2 plot speculation
If commissioned, there are many possibilities as to what a Strange World sequel could entail. Since the film’s final scene reveals that the Strange World story takes place in a comic book, it’s possible that a sequel could take the Lightyear metaroute. It could explore the world surrounding the comic book: focus on the reader or the “real” clades if the comic is going to be based on that.
However, that is probably a bit far-fetched. As Staff Writer Emma-Jane Betts pointed out in an interview with the Disney film’s director-writer, “By the end of the film, Strange World, it seems like Ethan’s story is just beginning.” With the film’s ending, Ethan, his Friend Diazo and friends gathering resources from Strange World, it looks like there’s plenty of scope for a spin-off or sequel centered on Ethan and his adventures on the sentient planet.
In his interview with The Digital Fix, director Don Hall even toyed with the idea of a spinoff starring the short-lived (literally) character Dupel: “Dupel is a pilot who gets ripped from the ship The Venture. and is presumed dead. And now that character has a whole horror movie character,” he noted.
Strange World 2 cast speculation
When Strange World 2 ends up happening, we can probably expect the main cast to return, along with a host of new characters and cast members…
Speculative cast of Strange World 2
- Jake Gyllenhaal as Seeker Clade
- Dennis Quaid as Jaeger Clade
- Jaboukie Young-White as Ethan Clade
- Gabrielle Union as Meridian Clade
- Lucy Liu as Callisto Mal
- Alan Tudyk as narrator
- Jonathan Melo as Diazo
- Nik Dodani as Kardez
- Francesca Reale as Azimuth
Strange World is currently available to view in cinemas worldwide. If you’re a fan of all things weird, check out our Doctor Strange 3 and Stranger Things Season 5 guides.