UPDATE: Bono has been officially confirmed for Sing 2! The film will release on December 22, 2021.
Illumination, the company behind the animated franchises Minions and The Secret Life of Pets… Is looking at making a another chapter to 2016’s hit animal musical SING, with SING 2, and sources have exclusively revealed to us that the sequel has scored a major rocker to voice a new lion character: U2’s Bono.
We hear Bono will be playing an aged rock legend, lion in the film. While Bono and his band U2 has made music for several films, including Gangs of New York, Batman Forever, and The Million Dollar Hotel, this will be Bono’s first major acting role in a major studio film.
He did recently voice a character in Woody Harrelson’s live experimental film Lost in London, and he’s also made a cameo in HBO’s Entourage along with Matt Damon.
This genuinely feels like a great move for the film, it gives the film some major rock star cred, introduces a fun new meta character loosely based on the aging rock legend, and gives U2 fans some new music sung by Bono. This is a win-win for music fans.
Universal recently moved the release of SING 2, to July 2, 2021, needing a bit more time to get the film in order.
The sequel is expected to bring back the original main cast members: Matthew McConaughey, Reese Witherspoon, Seth MacFarlane, Scarlett Johansson, Taron Egerton, Tori Kelly, Nick Kroll and John C. Reilly who lent their voices to sing in the original Sing movie from Illumination.
Does this news of adding Bono, get you more excited for the film? What other music artists would you like see, and which animal would you want them to portray? Let us know!
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