Universal Revives ‘Croods 2,’ Sets DreamWorks Animation Sequel for 2020

DreamWorks Animation also sets “Spooky Jack,” executive produced by Jason Blum, for 2021 release


Ten months after being taken off the release schedule, “The Croods 2” is being revived by Universal Pictures and DreamWorks Animation, and has been set for release on September 18, 2020.

The sequel to the 2013 Oscar-nominated caveman film will see Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds, Catherine Keener, Cloris Leachman and Clark Duke return to the cast in a sequel that will see The Croods encounter another prehistoric family. Leslie Mann will also join the cast.

Universal and DWA also set a release date for “Spooky Jack,” which has Blumhouse Pictures CEO Jason Blum attached as executive producer. Written by Robert Ben Garant (“Night at the Museum”), “Spooky Jack” follows three siblings who move into a house filled with paranormal creatures, including leprechauns, Bigfoot, and a shy Boogeyman. Damon Ross will produce for DWA, and the film will be released September 17, 2021.

The next DreamWorks Animation release will be “How to Train Your Dragon 3,” which hits theaters March 1, 2019, followed by “Everest” on September 27, 2019. Sequels for “Trolls” and “The Boss Baby” will be released in 2020 and 2021, respectively.