Hen Run 2 (formally titled Hen Run: Daybreak of the Nugget) had the web stuffed with anticipation for the upcoming Netflix sequel when the trailer dropped yesterday, however some followers are confused – and disheartened – by one recasting choice.
Julia Sawalha, who voiced Ginger within the first film, has been changed by Thandiwe Newton for the sequel. Followers aren’t completely satisfied about this choice, particularly with the brand new trailer’s reveal that the villainous Mrs. Tweedy, voiced by Miranda Richardson, will likely be returning for spherical two. Sawalha has beforehand mentioned she was advised she sounded “too previous” to reprise the position 23 years after she originated it. Nevertheless, Sawalha is 54 and Newton is 50, whereas Richardson is 65.
“Improbable reveal, however I actually do want they’d saved Julia Sawalha as Ginger,” tweeted GamesRadar+’s personal Amy West, referring to Mrs. Tweedy’s beforehand beneath wraps return because the film’s antagonist. “If Miranda is again, I would like the identical voice on the hero facet too! Gimme aaaaall the nostalgia.”
“Caught between fury that Julia Sawalha is not on this and real pleasure on the return of Mrs Tweedy,” one other Twitter person echoed in response to the trailer.
“Always remember that Julia Sawalha did a voice-matching check to show that she sounded EXACTLY like she did when she first performed Ginger in Hen Run and that the producers AGREED that she sounded the identical however determined to recast Hen Run 2 anyway…” tweeted one other disgruntled fan, attaching a video of Sawalha in motion.
“Yeah the trailer for the Hen Run sequel seems to be like enjoyable however not bringing again Julia Sawalha to voice Ginger nonetheless feels so mistaken”, agreed another person.
“Julia Sawalha (who performed Ginger) is 5 years youthful than Jane Horrocks (who nonetheless performs Babs). Additionally, cannot chickens sound older with out being changed?” pointed out one other Twitter person.
The sequel to 2000’s Hen Run sees Ginger and Rocky (Zachary Levi) residing on a peaceable island sanctuary after their death-defying escape from Tweedy’s farm within the first film. Nevertheless, again on the mainland, a brand new risk from Tweedy faces all chicken-kind, and the flock should put their newfound freedom in danger to assist – with Ginger and Rocky’s new chick, Molly (Bella Ramsey) in tow.
Hen Run: Daybreak of the Nugget arrives on Netflix on December 15. Within the meantime, take a look at our picks of one of the best Netflix films so as to add to your watch checklist in the present day.