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Kung Fury 2: Everything We Know So Far

It’s entirely possible that you have no idea what Kung Fury is, but it’s worth educating yourself. The 1980s style kung fu film followed the story of a Miami police detective who goes on the hunt for Adolph Hitler, the Kung Fuhrer, thanks to a buddy’s time hacking technology. The short was directed by David Sandberg, and debuted at Cannes, later garnering more than 40 million views on YouTube.

A cult classic, the film garnered enormous interest globally, prompting a series of reports that the film will receive a sequel, Kung Fury 2. While the first only had Jorma Taccone from The Lonely Island, the sequel will reportedly pull in a bit more star power.

Kung Fury 2 Release and Casting Details 2

In a promotional image released by the Terminator himself, it appears that Kung Fury 2 will feature Arnold Schwarzenegger stepping up from being the Governator to the President of the United States. The image shows Schwarzenegger kicking it back in the Oval Office, feet up on the desk and smoking a stogie. Another image shows Schwarzenegger with Sandberg, who will be back to direct the sequel.

Kung Fury 2 is also reportedly raiding the cast of Fox’s X-men films, with Michael Fassbender allegedly linked to the project, along with Alexandra Shipp. The actress who played Storm will be replacing Eiza Gonzalez to play a new anchor “who will do anything to get the best story” (sounds like the sequel will be pulling from the ‘80s as well). And no worries Hoff fans, David Hasselhoff will return to be the voice of Hoff 9000.

While the original Kung Fury was crowdfunded on Kickstarter, the sequel has different financing lined up, with Argent Pictures reported on board to finance and Creasun Entertainment USA acting as producer.

“Kung Fury 2 is the very exciting vision of David Sandberg, and it contains all the elements of a magical and fun ride for all ages,” George Acogny of Creasun Media said. “We are thrilled to be part of this great project and can’t wait to share it with the whole world, where it will no doubt create excitement across the globe!”

Kung Fury 2 FAQs

When is the Kung Fury 2 Release Date?

There is no official release date confirmed for Kung Fury 2. The project was initially slated for production in September 2019 with a proposed premiere of 2020, however, significant delays and financing updates have shifted the timeline.

Who made Kung Fury?

The film was made by David Sandberg, a Swedish filmmaker. He and his friends initially spent US$5,000 on the production of a shortened version of the film which was used as a trailer. In December 2013, Sandberg utilised the trailer to start a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund the full-length (30mins) version of the film with the intention of releasing it for free on YouTube. The Kickstarter campaign finished on the 25th of January 2014, with $630,019 pledged.