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'Kung Fu Panda 3' gets a new release date

We want a piece of that kung fu fighting panda, ASAP

By Verinia Khoo | Published: 16 Apr 2015

Kung Fu Panda 3
Photo: Kung Fu Panda/Facebook

Our favourite kung fu fighting, noodle-slurping panda, voiced by Jack Black, is getting his movie release date moved up two months earlier. The animated film directed by Jennifer Yuh and Alessandro Carloni was scheduled for US release on 18 March 2016, but now, for reasons unknown, the production house has brought the date forward to 29 January 2016.

Besides getting a new release date, Kung Fu Panda 3 will also have several new actors like Bryan Cranston, Rebel Wilson and Mads Mikkelsen joining the cast. Bryan will be taking the role of Po's biological father, while Rebel will play Mei Mei and Mads will play the villain, The Collector.

While further details about the upcoming film are scarce, executive producer Guillermo Del Toro did give a small piece of information.

"All I can say is that the bad guy in the third one is possibly the most formidable villain in the series," he said to Collider. We'll have to take his word for it.

Related: Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher reprise their roles in Star Wars: Episode VII


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