After being in development for quite some time, Disney+ has finally revealed a release date for its upcoming Night at the Museum animated sequel, Kahmunrah Rises Again.
Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again will be making it’s way onto Disney+ just in time for the festive season on December 9. A first look image at the film was also released.
The original franchise of films which starred Ben Stiller were based on the 1993 children’s book The Night at the Museum and were all directed by Shawn Levy. The franchise grossed $1,350,791,646 at the worldwide box office and are all available to stream on Disney+. A stage adaptation with Alan Menken is also in the works.
In “Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again,” Nick Daley (Joshua Bassett) is following in his father’s footsteps as night watchman at the American Museum of Natural History, so he knows what happens when the sun goes down. But when the maniacal ruler Kahmunrah escapes, it is up to Nick to save the museum once and for all.
The newly released synopsis mentions that Joshua Bassett (High School Musical: The Musical: The Series) has joined the film’s cast as Nick Daley. As previously reported, new actors are expected to voice familiar characters returning to the film including Kahmunrah (previously voiced by Hank Azaria), Jedediah, Octavius, Teddy Roosevelt, and Sacagawea. Joan of Arc, a new character to the franchise, will also be joining the team.
More recently, composer John Paesano, (Cheaper By The Dozen) signed on to score the film. Matt Danner is set to direct the film.
No more casting is known at the time, but stay tuned for the site for any updates regarding Night at the Museum: Kahmunrah Rises Again