During the acquisition of Fox by Disney, Disney gained access to decades of intellectual property when it came to film and television and now Disney has been slowly adding Fox content to their streaming services and television channels with a renewed interest in several franchises to explore new stories with characters who are well established in media.
Some of the franchises that will see expansion include Percy Jackson, Home Alone, Night at the Museum, Ice Age, and a surprising return to the Rio franchise. According to What’s On Disney Plus, Disney is moving forward with a third Rio film that will premiere exclusively on Disney+.
Details are scarce regarding the sequel’s story and casting, but the film is expected to feature Nico and Pedro (originally played by Jamie Foxx and will.i.am). It is currently unknown if any of the original voice cast will be returning for Rio 3. This is a developing story, so be sure to check back here at Chip and Company for updates and all things Disney+!
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