We haven’t heard much about the Angry Birds movie in a while, but over the past 48 hours, fans of the Angry Birds game have been busy unlocking the voice cast of the film by slinging one billion birds. Apparently one billion birds have been slung because Rovio just revealed the full line-up.
Angry Birds will feature the voices of Jason Sudeikis, Josh Gad, Danny McBride, Bill Hader, Maya Rudolph and Peter Dinklage. Hit the jump for more on who they’re playing. Angry Birds is set to hit theaters on July 1, 2016 and will mark Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis’ directorial debut.
Sudeikis is on board to play a character named Red, a bird with some anger issues. Gad is the speedy bird, Chuck. McBride’s Bomb is described as volatile. Hader’s character isn’t given a name, but the release says that he’s “joined the pork side.” Then we’ve got Rudolph voicing Matilda and Dinklage stepping in as the legendary Mighty Eagle.
On top of that, Rovio also announced the supporting voice cast, which includes Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos and YouTube stars Smosh.
Here’s what producer John Cohen had to say about the cast:
“I’m extremely proud of this cast. Not only do we have Jason, Josh, Danny, Bill, Maya, and Peter bringing these characters to life, but they’re surrounded by an all-star ensemble of emerging comedic talent – these are some of the funniest people out there today, and we’re thrilled to have them all on board.”
Sony Pictures Theatrical Marketing President Dwight Caines added this about the unique process of unlocking the film’s all-star roster:
“With two and a half billion gamers around the world, Angry Birds is one of those brands that can drive massive fan engagement. That’s why we wanted to bring this unlock to the fans first. Our filmmakers are cooking up a hilarious movie, and we know these fans can’t wait to see how they’re going to bring the Angry Birds’ story to life on the big screen of movie theaters.”
Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio, also teased:
“We heard limbs and dialogue were all the rage in modern animation so we went all in. Not just one, but all of our characters have legs and wings! Except for the pigs, that is.”
No Angry Birds plot synopsis just yet, but hopefully that will be revealed soon as well.