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The Secret Life of Pets 2 is coming!

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After the allegations of sexual misconduct were levelled in 2017 against Louis C.K., who voiced main dog Max in the first film, any hopes of a sequel to 2016’s animated hit were quickly nipped in the bud.

However, in Hollywood where there’s money, there’s a way. A quick recast, switching Louis C.K. out for TV comedy actor Patton Oswalt and the sequel was a go. 

Now we have finally be given our first glimpse of what to expect when the film is released next year. 

It appears that the film’s marketing campaign will involve the staggered release of character trailers; with each trailer focusing on one of the characters we came to know and love from the first film. 

This newly released trailer focuses on lovable Jack Russell terrier, Max, the hero of the first film. The trailer follows Max as he is taken on what he believes to be a walk only to find himself in the dreaded vets. His interactions with the other animals in the waiting room are delightfully original and deliver the same witty humour that made the first film universally funny, appealing to both children and adults alike. 

The recasting of Max, no doubt will go unnoticed, as Oswalt seems to be doing a fine job in the role. Cast members from the first film, Eric Stonestreet, Kevin Hart and Jenny Slate are all set to return but make no appearance in the trailer although I am certain we will see more of them when their individual character trailers drop.

Harrison Ford and Tiffany Haddish have also been cast in so far undisclosed roles within the film and as expected they do not feature in the trailer. Their roles are sure to be kept under wraps until much closer to the film’s release.  

The first instalment in the Secret Pets universe was a refreshing and original take on a dog’s view of the world and if this trailer is anything to go by I’m holding out reasonably high hopes for the sequel.

The Secret Life of Pets 2 is scheduled for release June 2019.

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