In a surprise to very few people, given that shops have been shifting Trolls merchandise hand over fist for the last six months, DreamWorks Animation and Universal Pictures have confirmed that a sequel to last year’s hit movie is on the way.
Trolls 2 will bring both Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick back as Branch and Poppy. It’s unclear as of yet whether Timberlake – who picked up an Oscar nomination for his Trolls work – will be overseeing the musical side again. You’d have to say it stands a good chance.
Trolls 2 will be in cinemas on April 10th 2020, off the back of a $340m gross and counting for the original film. This one’s about far more than the box office, mind. That tie-in merchandising is likely to be bringing in far more than the films itself. Just look at Pixar, and the billions (no exaggeration) that the Cars movies have attracted in merchandise sales. That’s the power of a decent Trolls film too, we’d wager.