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Jungle Book 2 Release Date: Renewed or Cancelled?

Many who label this the Disney era may not be entirely wrong. When it comes to the amount of properties under its control, the Mouse House today owns around 50-60% of the entertainment industry, and significantly as well when it looking at the overall percentage of box office performance generated by the films it produces or distributes. To gain a better understanding, consider the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Star Wars franchise, and now Fox, which includes the future ‘Avatar’ pictures, the X-Men, Fantastic Four, Kingsman flicks, and Terminator films. That’s on top of its already hugely popular animated and live-action family movies, both produced under its label and by Pixar, which are clearly among the best animated pictures ever made.

Going to look at Disney’s planned release schedule, which runs from now until 2025, it appears that the studio has developed a new fascination with live-action remakes of its previous animation hits.

Even though they’ve been beginning to happen since 1994 with Stephen Sommers’ first Jungle Book film playing the lead Jason Scott Lee as the man cub Mowgli, and trying to continue well into the twenty-first century with semi hits such as ‘Maleficent,’ ‘101 Dalmatians,’ Cinderella, and Alice in Wonderland,’ it was the success of Disney’s second live action version of Rudyard Kipling’s tales, directed by Jon Favreau and starring Neel Sethi in the


While March’s ‘Dumbo’ may very well have shattered expectations, May’s ‘Aladdin’ puts everything back on the right track and in perspective, even for upcoming films such as ‘The Lion King,’ the ‘Maleficent’ sequel, ‘Lady and the Tramp,’ ‘Mulan,’ and ‘Cruell,’ to name a few. Since it was confirmed before the original picture entered theatres, ‘The Jungle Book 2’ will certainly join that list, and there is actually no plans why it ain’t going to happen, especially given all I’ve said thus far. Here’s we know so far regarding of the sequel.

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What Will Happen In The Jungle Book 2?

There are few methods for the first one to build up or tease a sequel, but when it comes to literary adaptations, you already have a fairly solid structure for finding ideas for continuing stories on film. Personally, I believe there is a great deal of literary value in Kipling’s short stories that I would love to see adapted for the giant screen, but ‘The Jungle Book’ never seems to go past Kipling’s second Jungle Book, for reasons I don’t understand.

Nevertheless, both Favreau and Justin Marks, the heading back writer, have asserted that they may have dug deep into several of Kipling’s other stories, including unused concepts from Bill Peet’s initial draughts for Disney’s first adaptation of the material, as well as the animatronic classic of the same name from 1967, owing to them becoming cited as being too dark and unsuitable for family – friendly environment audiences, something which Walt Disney personally envisioned the film to be.


Of course, Peet’s conception was similar to and closer to the “dramatic, dark, and menacing tone of Kipling’s book, which is about the fights between animals and man” of Kipling’s original short stories, but certain changes were made to make the storey more plain. Marks had this to say regarding his and Favreau’s sequel ideas in the same unused content. The plan for the second film is to dive further into the Kipling stories while also exploring some more of the Disney materials from the 1967 picture that may not have seen the light of the day in the first.

With the exception of the all-star voice cast, a few elements that the second film could definitely bring back are Mowgli’s struggles with his identity as a man of the jungle or of the human village, something that can hopefully cross into the much more fruitful young adult category, his chemistry with Baloo, more jungle creatures and legends, and his growth from the previous film with the wolf paternal patern.

The flashforward would therefore make logical sense because the actor playing Neel Sethi would also have grown up a lot by then. In the same way that Andy Serkis’ ‘Mowgli: Legend of the Jungle’ showed Mowgli venturing into the man village and acquiring knowledge their ways, spending time with them, the sequel could show Mowgli making inroads into the man village and learning their ways, which is when he is confronted with a genuine paradigm, as opposed to the first film. Also, since we’re on the subject, I genuinely hope Favreau and Marks can discuss how human actions have resulted in a significant loss of habitat for forest-dwelling creatures. If anything, now appears to be the right time to do so. Aside than that, very little is known about the sequel at this time, so keep an eye on this section for any new information on the much anticipated sequel.

Who Return for The Cast Of The Jungle Book 2?

Another of the film’s clear strengths was everything is voice cast, which practically served as poster children and major selling elements. So much so that renowned Indian actors were billed to deliver the voices for these worldwide recognised animal characters in all countries where the Disney movie was released dubbed in the native language, including India. The original voice cast, which includes the charming Bill Murray as Baloo, the fierce Ben Kingsley as Bagheera, Lupita Nyongo’o as Raksha, Scarlett Johansson as Kaa (probably in another guest appearance, but her place in the forest is one of the many areas the sequel could expand on), and Christopher Walken as the Gigantopithecus King Louie, must all return.


Despite the fact that Idris Elba’s Shere Khan and Giancarlo Esposito’s Akela were killed off in the previous movie, they may return in the form of dreams, visions, cyphers, and the like, especially even though they were such major characters. Of course, the cast would be completed without Neel Sethi’s portrayal of Mowgli. My hypothesis is that Sethi would have matured much since the first film, necessitating considerable modifications in the plot and writing to accommodate that evolution. Besides, he appears to be the only one who has committed to returning for the sequel.

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When Disney Release the Sequel of The Jungle Book?

The Jungle Book will undoubtedly appear. On April 15, 2016, the first instalment was released. The sequel is set to arrive in late 2022 or early 2023. This is due to the fact that the Disney production team is also engaged on other projects.

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