Illumination Entertainment and Universal Pictures have announced a release date for a sequel to The Secret Life of Pets.
Deadline reports that the $400 million grossed worldwide by the first movie has led to the studio confirming the follow-up. It appears that plans were already in place for such an event, with 13 July 2018 already earmarked for a “Untitled Illumination Franchise Film”. The sequel will now take that date.
The first movie has so far taken over $300 million in North America, with a further $100 million coming from the international markets. It has also just opened in China.
Chris Renaud and Brian Lynch will return to direct and write, respectively.