As cinemas reopen around the world, it will be one of the first films to premiere Peter Rabbit 2 who may not come to Netflix like the first in the US. Here’s what we know about if and when Peter Rabbit 2 will be on Netflix.
Will Gluck will return to direct the second film, with most of the cast from the original returning. James Corden, Elizabeth Debicki, Lennie James, Aimee Horne, Margot Robbie and Rose Byrne will all play.
in the Peter Rabbit 2: The Runaway, we follow the married couple Thomas and Bea, who live with Peter and his rabbit family. However, Peter quickly gets bored of the new way of living and sets off for the big city.
The film will be available in theaters in most regions of the world in late May 2021, but it won’t release until June 11, 2021 in the US.
As you may know, the first movie came to Netflix (in the US and numerous other regions). After it hit theaters in January 2018, it later hit Netflix in August 2018, before going 18 months later.
Though we couldn’t quite estimate how well Peter Rabbit on Netflix, when it was streamed in the US (the top 10 feature was added after the film left), we know it did well in regions like Australia and New Zealand.
Will Peter Rabbit 2 appear on Netflix?
This is where things get tricky. Unlike the first film, the second is to be released by Columbia Pictures and not Sony Pictures Animation. That could mean it skips Netflix and goes to Starz, as Netflix is currently only receiving initial window rights to Sony Animation titles.
We can only speculate as to why it was postponed (nothing was officially said about it), but if it does, it won’t make it to Netflix in the US. Netflix has a new deal with Sony for all films, but it won’t come into effect until 2022.
If it somehow comes to Netflix via that first animation window, it should hit Netflix around December 2021.
Outside of the United States in countries like Australia, Canada and the UK seem to be watching Sony movies (of all kinds) in the second window. That should mean that these regions receive Peter Rabbit 2 in summer 2023.
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