Heads up, parents–every kid’s favorite yellow sponge has landed another film. The good news is you have about a year and a half before the kiddies drag you to the theaters to hear the charming voices of SpongeBob and his friends. “SpongeBob SquarePants 2” is about to begin filming in Georgia and has a reported release date of February 13, 2015, just in time for Valentine’s Day.
Antonio Banderas, who did the voice for the popular Puss in Boots from “Shrek,” is one of the big stars in “SpongeBob 2.” Banderas will be voicing a pirate in the movie, and if he can make the character half as entertaining as Puss in Boots, the movie might be a little more enjoyable for the parents.
The director of the Savannah Film Office, Jay Self, is really excited about “SpongeBob 2.” According to Self, “This is going to be one of those films that every kid in the world is going to want to see and their parents are going to have to take them.”
Some of the live-action scenes from the movie will be shot in the Savannah area, something Self says will be great for the community. “SpongeBob is a very successful international franchise and we are very excited to be working with Paramount on this project. We know from experience how valuable the investment and exposure generated by a project like this can be for our community,” said Self.
“SpongeBob 2” is filming on Tybee Island in Georgia at the end of the month, and scenes in Savannah will begin shooting October 9. According to Savannah Now, filming in Savannah will last about 40 days, and there is a big need for people to work on the crew and serve as extras.
SpongeBob’s last movie hit theaters in 2004 and grossed more than $140 million. The TV show is still running on Nickelodeon, and season 10 is expected to begin airing in 2014, which should help increase interest in “SpongeBob 2.”
Some Twitter users are really looking forward to the sequel. A video that does a fun take on the SpongeBob theme song is at the end of the article for your viewing pleasure. Are you excited about “SpongeBob 2”? Respond below.
YES! YES! yES!! Spongebob Squarepants 2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can u tell am excited…
— Liliana Aguirre (@lily_101608) September 23, 2013
THERE'S GOING TO BE A SEQUEL TO THE SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS MOVIE! YES! THANK YOU!
— Victor Escobar (@AlmostVictor) September 22, 2013