The Croods 2 has been cancelled

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 14 November 2016
The Croods star Nicolas Cage

The Croods star Nicolas Cage

Dreamworks Animation has cancelled the upcoming sequel to 'The Croods', despite its success at the box office

'The Croods 2' movie has been cancelled.

DreamWorks Animation, under the stewardship of new owners Universal Pictures, has confirmed that production on the movie has been stopped completely, following it being initially postponed from 2017 to 2018.

However, there is a chance the characters from the children's movie could be resurrected at a later date.

A source told Variety: "The Croods' is still very much in the DreamWorks catalog. It's not unheard of that it might be something someone takes a look at in the future."

The film - which originally debuted in 2013 - became a box office smash with earnings of $587 million worldwide and a TV spin-off followed on Netflix.

The animated movie followed a cave family led by patriarch Grug Crood (Nicolas Cage) who have to escape an earthquake.

Plans for the now-canned sequel would have reunited the former voice cast members such as Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Cage and Catherine Keener as well as writers and directors Kirk De Micco and Chris Sanders.

Despite the decision being finalised by Universal, it has been reported that individuals at both DreamWorks and Universal insisted that it wasn't the change-up at Universal in April 2015 that finalised the decision and suggested that doubts had already been raised about proceeding with 'Croods 2' even before Universal was put in charge.

The Croods 2: A New Age

  • 3 stars
  • 2020
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Joel Crawford
  • Cast: Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Clark Duke, Cloris Leachman, Leslie Mann, Kelly Marie Tran, Peter Dinklage
  • UK release: 16 July 2021

A new family appear and challenge the Croods, claiming to be more evolved than them.