Peter Rabbit wasn’t for everyone, but there’s no doubt it tore up the British box office, with a £50 million gross that made it the number 1 family film of 2018 (just ahead of Disney Pixar’s Coco). The film even caused some controversy, with its infamous allergy-shaming scene (in which blackberry-allergic Mr McGregor is pelted with the fruit until he goes into anaphylactic shock, prompting Telegraph critic Robbie Collin to say, “It is a horrible scene – not because allergies are comedically untouchable, but because it makes Peter an irredeemably nasty piece of work.” Still, money talks, and with $350 million in global box office – not to mention revenue from merchandising and home entertainment – a sequel was inevitable. Move over Harry Potter, the Beatrix Potter franchise is here!
In Peter Rabbit 2, the lovable rogue (voiced by James Corden) is back. Bea, Thomas, and the rabbits have created a makeshift family, but despite his best efforts, Peter can’t seem to shake his mischievous reputation. Adventuring out of the garden, Peter finds himself in a world where his mischief is appreciated, but when his family risks everything to come looking for him, Peter must figure out what kind of bunny he wants to be.
James Corden is joined by Rose Byrne, Domhnall Gleeson, David Oyelowo, Elizabeth Debicki and Margot Robbie in the new film, which arrives in UK and Irish cinemas next spring. Take a look at the teaser trailer here.