Sing 2, the sequel to 2016’s Sing, will be released at the end of the year and the first trailer for the film has been released.
The Sing 2 trailer shows the newly-formed group of performers who came together after the events of Sing auditioning for the chance to have a show of their own at a prestigious theater. To do so, they must impress a tough-to-please music mogul. Their attempts to do so quickly go awry upon promising to include a famous old rock singer, who is now a recluse, in their production.
While the first movie had parallels with singing competitions like American Idol, this one is giving off some serious America’s Got Talent vibes. When the music mogul dislikes an act auditioning for him, he “buzzes” them as a way of forcing them to leave just like on the show. Sing 2 also sees the cast aspiring to have their own show in the fictional Redshore City, much like how a big part of the current grand prize on AGT is the chance to headline a show in Las Vegas (which Redshore City looks more than a little similar to).
Sing 2 is written and directed by Garth Jennings and features the voices of a cavalcade of celebrities including Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Scarlett Johansson, Halsey. Pharrell Williams, Bono, and more,
Sing 2 Trailer
Sing 2 Official Press Release
This holiday season, the new chapter in Illumination’s smash animated franchise arrives with big dreams and spectacular hit songs as the ever-optimistic koala, Buster Moon, and his all-star cast of performers prepare to launch their most dazzling stage extravaganza yet …all in the glittering entertainment capital of the world. There’s just one hitch: They first have to persuade the world’s most reclusive rock star—played by global music icon Bono, in his animated film debut—to join them.
Buster (Oscar® winner Matthew McConaughey) has turned the New Moon Theater into a local hit, but Buster has his eyes on a bigger prize: Debuting a new show at the Crystal Tower Theater in glamorous Redshore City.
But with no connections, Buster and his cast—including harried mother pig Rosita (Oscar® winner Reese Witherspoon), rocker porcupine Ash (Scarlett Johansson), earnest gorilla Johnny (Taron Egerton), shy elephant Meena (Tori Kelly) and, of course, porcine provocateur Gunter (Nick Kroll)—have to sneak their way into the world-famous Crystal Entertainment offices, run by ruthless mogul wolf Jimmy Crystal (Emmy winner Bobby Cannavale).
In a desperate attempt to get Mr. Crystal’s attention, Gunter spontaneously pitches an outrageous idea that Buster quickly runs with, promising that their new show will star lion rock legend Clay Calloway (Bono). Problem is, Buster has never met Clay, an artist who shut himself away from the world more than a decade ago after the loss of his wife. Even worse, Buster has failed to realize that Mr. Crystal is an egocentric gangster who would rather drop somebody off the roof of a building than be lied to.
As Gunter helps Buster dream up an out-of-this-world theatrical masterpiece, and the pressure (and sinister threats) from Mr. Crystal mount, Rosita’s leading role in the show gets ripped away and handed to Mr. Crystal’s spoiled daughter, Porsha, played by Grammy-nominated artist Halsey. Desperate to save the show, and his life, Buster embarks on a quest to find Clay and persuade him to return to the stage.
What begins as a dream of big-time success becomes an emotional reminder of the power of music to heal even the most broken heart.
Sing 2 is written and directed by acclaimed returning filmmaker Garth Jennings and features additional new characters played by music superstar Pharrell Williams, Black Panther’s Letitia Wright and comedians Eric Andre and Chelsea Peretti.
The film is produced by Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and by
Janet Healy. Sing 2 combines dozens of classic rock and pop hit songs, electrifying performances, breathtaking artistry and Illumination’s signature humor and heart into the definitive feel-good cinematic event of the year.
Sing 2 will debut in cinemas on December 22. What did you think of the new trailer? Let us know if it struck a chord with you in the comment section below or over on our social media.