Will there be a Chicken Run 3? Here’s what we know about a sequel:

Chicken Run 3

Vegetarian parents rejoice! If ever you wanted to show your kids a movie that put them off meat forever, you can now add Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget to your Netflix watchlist.

This new movie, which is a sequel to Chicken Run, once again puts Rocky, Ginger et all into the path of trouble when they discover a meat farm that is part-owned by the wicked Mrs Tweedy. It’s here where chicken-kind are destined to become takeaway food so our feathered friends risk their lives to save them before they meet a terrible fate. 

If you have seen this new movie, you might be interested in another sequel. But will there be a Chicken Run 3? Here’s what we know:

What is Chicken Run: Dawn of the Nugget about?

Following a brief introduction that brings viewers up to speed with what happened in the last movie, we move into the present where we see Ginger, Rocky and the rest of the plucky chickens enjoying life on an idyllic island.

All is well until Molly, the daughter of Rocky and Ginger, gets itchy feet. She wants to travel across the waters to lands anew, much to the dismay of her parents who are aware of the dangers that await any chicken who dares to venture inland.

After becoming intrigued by the passing vans emblazoned with a ‘Fun-Land Farm’ logo which holds a promise of happier pastures, Molly teams up with her friend Frizzle and heads off on a journey to this new paradise.

But as expected, Fun-Land Farm is not the nirvana they expected. It turns out to be a poultry prison where chickens are fattened up to become fast food (the clue was in the movie’s title). After noticing their daughter has gone missing, Rocky, Ginger and the rest of their gang embark on a Mission Impossible-esque rescue mission to bring the youngsters home and save the rest of chicken-kind from a less-than-savoury end.

We aren’t going to reveal any more of the plot here but if you would like to know the outcome of this animated tale, check out our Ending Explained article which goes into further detail about the movie. 

Will there be a Chicken Run 3?

At the time of writing, Netflix has not announced another Chicken Run movie. Given the popularity of the movie’s characters, that could well change if it does good numbers for Netflix.

With some movies, renewals happen quickly but at other times, it can take months before Netflix decides on whether to go ahead with a sequel or not.

As the original Chicken Run is well-loved by many, it’s easy to understand why Netflix decided to release Aardman’s sequel. It stands to reason that a third movie might happen if Chicken Run 2 gets positive reviews and a good fan reaction. But at present, there is no official word on the status of Chicken Run 3.

What could happen in Chicken Run 3?

At the end of Chicken Run 2, our feathered friends become freedom fighters, with the intention of freeing any chickens that are living in captivity. As such, Chicken Run 3 would likely focus on Ginger’s gang and another Mission Impossible-type rescue mission. We might even see Mrs Tweedy again as she lived on to fight another day at the end of the recent Netflix movie. But whether or not she becomes the main villain of the next sequel remains to be seen.

This is just speculation as we don’t know if a sequel will be made. But what do you think should happen in Chicken Run 3? Let us know in the comments below. 

When could Chicken Run 3 be released? 

There was a gap of 23 years between the first Chicken Run and its sequel so there is a chance Chicken Run 3 won’t be ready for release until 2046! Of course, we don’t think we’ll have to wait that long, as Netflix will probably want to hurry a movie into production if Chicken Run 2 does well.

For now, we’ll just have to wait and see. But if we do hear news of a sequel, we will update this page accordingly. 

Would you like to see Chicken Run 3? Let us know in the comments below.


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