- Category: Coming Soon
- Published: Saturday, 10 October 2020 14:32
The kooky and spooky family are back for a sequel to THE ADDAMS FAMILY hitting theaters Halloween 2021, hopefully when this pandemic nightmare is over. Bill Hader and Javon "Wanna" Walton are joining THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 with returning voice cast Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll and Bette Midler & Snoop Dogg. The other good news is that MGM is looking to cast a fan in a role in the animated film through a voice challenge. Get the deets below.
The animated version of the Addams Family was a hit for MGM in 2019, so a sequel seems like a no-brainer. The animated comedy sequel adds the ever-so talented Bill Hader to the cast as well as young athlete turned actor Javon “Wanna” Walton taking over as voice of Pugsley. Hader will play a new character named "Cyrus."
Aside from the sequel announcement, MGM is looking to cast a superfan in a voice role. The winner of the The Addams Family Voice Challenge will voice the role of a yet-to-be named character in the sequel. Applicants can enter at www.AddamsVoiceChallenge.com so good luck.
For more information about the sequel and the competition, read the official press release below.
MGM’S ANIMATED COMEDY SEQUEL THE ADDAMS FAMILY 2 ADDS BILL HADER AND JAVON “WANNA” WALTON TO STAR-STUDDED VOICE CAST
Joining Returning Original Film Stars Charlize Theron, Oscar Isaac, Chloë Grace Moretz, Nick Kroll,
Bette Midler & Snoop Dogg
Enter The Addams Family Voice Challenge to Win A Chance to Be in the Film!
Los Angeles, CA – October 8, 2020 – The sequel to MGM’s 2019 box-office smash hit, The Addams Family has rounded out its stellar voice cast with the additions of Bill Hader as all-new character “Cyrus,” and Javon “Wanna” Walton taking on the role of the youngest Addams sibling, “Pugsley.” Hader and Walton join returning Addams Family film stars Charlize Theron (Morticia), Oscar Isaac (Gomez), Chloë Grace Moretz (Wednesday), Nick Kroll (Fester), Bette Midler (Grandma) and Snoop Dogg (It). Director Greg Tiernan has also returned for the sequel, which will be released in theaters October 8, 2021 via MGM’s United Artists Releasing banner.
Said Tiernan: “The success of last year’s animated film was proof of the enduring legacy of The Addams Family and its ability to transcend popular culture. This second film will be every bit as fun as the original. We are thrilled to welcome Bill Hader and Javon Walton, and to welcome back our incredible original cast for this exciting next chapter in the Addams’s journey.”
Additionally, an Addams Family superfan will have the exciting and unique opportunity to voice a yet-to-be-named character in the film by entering The Addams Family Voice Challenge. The global voiceover contest runs from October 8th to November 4th in select markets. Interested applicants can visit www.AddamsVoiceChallenge.com to learn more about how to apply.
Everyone’s favorite spooky family is back in the new animated comedy sequel The Addams Family 2. In this all new movie, The Addams get tangled up in wacky adventures and find themselves involved in hilarious run-ins with all sorts of unsuspecting characters. Always staying true to themselves, the Addams Family brings their iconic spookiness and kookiness wherever they go. The film is produced by Gail Berman, Conrad Vernon, Danielle Sterling and Alison O’Brien. Executive Producers are Jonathan Glickman, Cassidy Lange and Andrew Mittman. Laura Brousseau and Kevin Pavlovic will serve as co-directors alongside Tiernan.
Bill Hader made the switch from being a master of impressions on Saturday Night Live to creating, directing, writing, producing and starring as a burned-out assassin trying to break into the LA theater scene in HBO’s Emmy® nominated series BARRY, which will return for its third season in 2021. He is also co-creator of IFC's Documentary Now! and spent eight seasons on Saturday Night Live, garnering four Emmy® Award nominations for his work on the series. Hader has starred in such films as Trainwreck, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder and The Skeleton Twins. He most recently starred in the 2019 box office hit, It Chapter Two, the sequel to the 2017 horror film, It.
Javon ‘Wanna’ Walton is known as Under Armour’s youngest athlete. He is a 5-time Georgia state champion and 4-time USA Boxing South East regional champion boxer. Javon currently stars in Utopia, Amazon’s adaptation of the British television series, written by Gillian Flynn, opposite Sasha Lane, Dan Byrd and John Cusack. In Summer 2021, Javon will star opposite Sylvester Stallone in MGM’s upcoming superhero film Samaritan. In 2019, Javon made his acting debut as “Ashtray” in HBO’s critically acclaimed audience favorite, Euphoria, and Javon will reprise his role in the highly anticipated season 2. With more than 270k active followers on Instagram, Javon was discovered when Steve Harvey found him on social media in 2017 and brought him on “Steve.”