Universal debuts poster and trailer for Kung Fu Panda 4
When the original Kung Fu Panda hit theaters in 2008 it delivered one of the best animated films of its kind and still manages to hold up today. With its success it was no surprise when they unleashed sequels in both 2011 and 2016 as well as numerous TV series and shorts. Now Po is back once again for the latest outing Kung Fu Panda 4 once again starring Jack Black alongside Viola Davis, Awkwafina, Dustin Hoffman, James Hong, Bryan Cranston Ian McShane as Tai Lung, and Ke Huy Quan from Trolls and Shrek Forever After director Mike Mitchell at the helm.
Kung Fu Panda 4 follows Po, the Dragon Warrior who is called upon by destiny to become the Spiritual Leader of the Valley of Peace. That poses a couple of obvious problems. First, Po knows as much about spiritual leadership as he does about the paleo diet, and second, he needs to quickly find and train a new Dragon Warrior before he can assume his new lofty position.
Even worse, there’s been a recent sighting of a wicked, powerful sorceress, Chameleon, a tiny lizard who can shapeshift into any creature, large or small. Chameleon has her greedy, beady little eyes on Po’s Staff of Wisdom, which would give her the power to re-summon all the master villains whom Po has vanquished to the spirit realm.
So, Po’s going to need some help. He finds it in the form of crafty, quick-witted thief Zhen, a corsac fox who really gets under Po’s fur but whose skills will prove invaluable. In their quest to protect the Valley of Peace from Chameleon’s reptilian claws, this comedic odd-couple duo will have to work together. In the process, Po will discover that heroes can be found in the most unexpected places.
While you will have to wait until March 8, 2024 to see the film in theaters, you can check out the poster and trailer here now from Dreamworks and Universal.