Universal Pictures has released the final trailer for the upcoming animated sequel The Secret Life of Pets 2. The film hails from the immensely successful animation studio Illumination Entertainment, which is behind the Despicable Me movies as well as last fall’s The Grinch, which quietly grossed over half a billion dollars.
The Secret Life of Pets sequel sees the return of director Chris Renaud and finds Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt, who took over for Louis C.K.) coping with major life changes. His owner has a new husband and a toddler, which causes tremendous anxiety—something my dog Luna can relate to very much.
But this trailer reveals that the sequel offers up a change of setting, as Max and his friend Duke (Eric Stonestreet) accompany the family on a trip to the farm. This obviously provides the opportunity to dig into the secret lives of farm animals, while also helping to diversify the aesthetic of the franchise a bit.
The Big City is still there, however, anchored by storylines involving Gidget (Jenny Slate) and Snowball (Kevin Hart). The Snowball story looks particularly egregious, as the bunny opts to become a crime-fighting superhero—no doubt Universal’s attempt to position the animated sequel as appealing to fans of superhero movies.
Check out the final The Secret Life of Pets 2 trailer below followed by a new poster. The film also features the voices of Tiffany Haddish, Harrison Ford, Lake Bell, Hannibal Buress, Nick Kroll, Dana Carvey, Ellie Kemper, Pete Holmes, Garth Jennings, and Bobby Moynihan. The Secret Life of Pets 2 opens in theaters on June 7th.