UPDATE: The official Trailer is here!

UPDATE: Oscar winners Viola Davis (The Woman King) and Ke Huy Quan (Everything Everywhere All At Once) and Golden Globe winner Awkwafina (The Little Mermaid) has joined the voice cast of Kung Fu Panda 4 alongside Jack Black.

After three death-defying adventures defeating world-class villains with his unmatched courage and mad martial arts skills, Po, the Dragon Warrior (Jack Black), is called upon by destiny to … give it a rest already. More specifically, he’s tapped to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace.

That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position.

Even worse, there’s been a recent sighting of a wicked, powerful sorceress, Chameleon (Davis), a tiny lizard who can shapeshift into any creature, large or small. And Chameleon has her greedy, beady little eyes on Po’s Staff of Wisdom, which would give her the power to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.

So, Po’s going to need some help. He finds it (kinda?) in the form of crafty, quick-witted thief Zhen (Awkwafina), a corsac fox who really gets under Po’s fur but whose skills will prove invaluable. In their quest to protect the Valley of Peace from Chameleon’s reptilian claws, this comedic odd-couple duo will have to work together. In the process, Po will discover that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.

Quan voices a new character, Han, the leader of the Den of Thieves.

The 4th installment also features the voice talent of returning stars Dustin Hoffman as Kung Fu master, Shifu; James Hong as Po’s adoptive father, Mr. Ping; Bryan Cranston as Po’s birth father, Li, and Ian McShane as Tai Lung, Shifu’s former student and arch-nemesis.

Kung Fu Panda 4 is directed by Mike Mitchell (Trolls, Shrek Forever After) and produced by Rebecca Huntley (The Bad Guys). The film’s co-director is Stephanie Ma Stine (She-Ra and the Princesses of Power).

SOURCE: Universal Pictures

Universal Pictures just announced that a 4th installment of the Kung Fu Panda franchise is in the works!

Jack Black is expected to return as the voice of Po in Dreamworks Animation’s Kung Fu Panda 4 with a release date set for March 8, 2024.

Stay tuned as a director will be named soon.




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