Sequels are unoriginal and perpetuate the idea that Hollywood is running out of original ideas. It’s even worse for adaptations of anything. But when it comes to a film like The Addams Family, the creepy and kooky family are fully aware that they are getting a sequel, The Addams Family 2, which only validates everyone’s disdain towards sequels. But they do it in such a dry humorous way that works and makes you interested in their second installment of the animated film franchise.
Not only that, but its tags are also aware of the situation at hand, in which they believe that it will be a year from now when the world “returns to normal.” Or should I say abnormal? As Uncle Fester (Nick Kroll) says, “We’re back!” in that hilariously creepy and squeaky voice.
There isn’t much else to this announcement trailer, other than the usual crazed hijinks that could only happen with the Addams family, which includes Uncle Fester holding a fishing rod with an ignited stick of dynamite attached to the end of the line. You can guess what happens after that. Then Wednesday Addams (Chloe Grace Moretz) walks into the frame to say “A sequel. How original” in a very dry but also very Wednesday Addams tone.
But here is the simplified plot synopsis for 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.”
Not only that, but the sequel will be adding a few new voices to the cast. Bill Hader as an all-new character “Cyrus,” and Javon “Wanna” Walton is taking on the role of the youngest Addams sibling, “Pugsley.”
“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,” director Greg Tiernan said.
Hader is known for his roles on ‘Saturday Night Live’ and being the co-creator of IFC’s ‘Documentary Now!’ As for Javon’ Wanna’ Walton, he 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.
New voices joining the growing franchise are part of the norm, but 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.
‘The Addams Family 2’ hits theaters on Halloween 2021.