The Boss Baby 2 will be released on March 26, 2021, with Alec Baldwin set to return as the titular wisecracking infant. The sequel will also bring back the hit original’s creative team, which has earned the studio nearly $470 million in the global box office, for a new animated installment based on author Marla Frazee’s children’s picture book series.
The Boss Baby has proven to be another modest hit for Dreamworks Animation’s new method of adapting children’s books into animated features. Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie, due out this Friday, will follow suit in this trend as an adaption of author Dav Pilkey’s globally popular series of children’s novels.
Told from the point of view of a wildly imaginative 7-year-old named Tim, the first film, directed by Tom McGarth (Madagascar series, Megamind), tells the story of how the Boss Baby’s arrival impacts a young family. The instant sibling rivalry is soon put aside when Tim discovers that Boss Baby is actually a spy on a secret mission, and only he can help thwart a dastardly plot that involves an epic battle between puppies and babies.