The Monkey King 2: Will there be another movie on Netflix?

THE MONKEY KING - (Pictured) MONKEY KING (Jimmy O. Yang). Cr: Netflix © 2023
THE MONKEY KING - (Pictured) MONKEY KING (Jimmy O. Yang). Cr: Netflix © 2023 /

The Monkey King arrived on Netflix on Aug. 18, and it quickly secured a spot on the streamer’s top 10 movie list. In fact, as of Aug. 23, it’s sitting at the No. 2 spot. Tons of people are watching the animated film, and I’m sure that once you finish it, you’ll be left wondering if a sequel is in the works. Is The Monkey King 2 happening? We shared all that we know about a potential sequel down below.

The Monkey King is a kid-animated movie helmed by Anthony Stacchi. Additionally, Steve Bencich, Ron J. Friedman, and Rita Hsiao wrote the screenplay.

Based on the classic novel Journey to the West by Wu Cheng’en, The Monkey King follows an egotistical stick-wielding monkey with superpowers who embarks on an epic quest to become an immortal king. Along his journey, he meets a young village girl who joins him on his demon-battling quest.

Silicon Valley‘s Jimmy O. Yang voices the main character of Monkey King. The voice cast is also made up of Jolie Hoang-Rappaport, Bowen Yang, Jo Koy, Stephanie Hsu, BD Wong, Ron Yuan, and many others.

Is The Monkey King 2 happening at Netflix?

As of Aug. 23, Netflix has not announced if there will be a sequel. But this isn’t necessarily surprising because the first movie was just recently released. There are many factors that go into Netflix’s decision-making process for sequels, but viewing hours play a huge part. Depending on how well The Monkey King does on Netflix will help the streaming giant determine if it’s worth producing an additional installment to the movie.

If the viewership numbers are high enough, the streamer might go ahead and give the green light for The Monkey King 2. Luckily, there’s more source material that can be adapted into a sequel and the first film ends in a way that sets up a second film. We just need Netflix to give the go-ahead. It looks like the creative team behind the film is down to do a sequel, so we’re just waiting on Netflix.

We’ll keep you posted on the fate of The Monkey King, so stay tuned to Netflix Life!

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