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'Monsters vs. Aliens 2' Not Happening

October 29, 2009 06:12:02 GMT

DreamWorks Animation has scrapped plans to develop a sequel to the animation comedy, reasoning on the tepid response from some of the key international markets.


'Monsters vs. Aliens 2' Not Happening
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There will be no "Monsters vs. Aliens 2" being brought to the big screen. Los Angeles Times recently reported that DreamWorks Animation has disclosed that the studio won't move forward with the idea of developing a sequel to 2009's "Monsters vs. Aliens" given that the movie underperformed in some key international markets.

According to LA Times, DreamWork's Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg told analysts of the decision in a conference call. "I'd like to tell you there's a perfectly rational, clear and easy answer as to why not, but there isn't," he said. "There was enough of a consensus from our distribution and marketing folks in certain parts of the world that we would be pushing a boulder up a hill."

"Monsters vs. Alien" tells the story of alien invasion on Earth and follows Susan Murphy, a girl whose life is changed forever after she is being hit by a meteor. Growing to be 49-feet-11-inches tall and deemed as monster, she is captured and being confined with other monsters. But when a mysterious alien robot storms the Earth, Susan and the others become the government's last option on saving the world.

Released in March 27, the animation movie which features the voice of Reese Witherspoon took over the box office's #1 from "Knowing" by collecting $59.3 million in its opening weekend. It has since pulled in as much as $198.4 million from the North American markets and around $181.5 million from the overseas sales, bringing the total tally to $379.9 million.

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posted by victor on Sep 09, 2014
I agree with everyone that they should have a monsters vs aliens 2. I just finished watching the last episode of the tv series today and when I found out that they cancelled the tv show because they were focusing on making tv shows which were "nickish" i never saw dreamworks the same way again. Monsters vs Aliens is TOTALLY AWESOME!!!! Stupid Dreamworks
posted by Kayla on Jul 31, 2014
What the hell is wrong with you dreamworks?! EVERYONE loved your MVA movie but then you say your not going to make a part 2! You're fucked up! Make a part 2 before you disappoint your fans even more! It's a fucking shame that you'll make Shrek movies, Puss in boots movies, How to train your dragon movies, Kung Fu Panda movies, and they have plenty of part 2's but of course you are too stupid to make a part 2 of Monsters Vs Aliens!
posted by WowMeine on Jun 06, 2014
DreamWorks, I just recently watched Monsters vs Aliens for the first time ever and I loved it! I even watched all of the TV show episodes and TV Show specials...! Please make one? I love the humor, plot, and characters!
posted by John on Mar 10, 2014
And now they make Shrek 5. Way to go Dreamworks, the worst business strategy ever, the Shrek movies just suck!
posted by solarlove on Apr 17, 2013
Wow. Not makeing another. 4 Shreks and a puss in boots later. Disapointing. Sounds like you should just throw in the towel on every project from here on if your worried about pushing boulders.
posted by Solo700 on Mar 27, 2013
Wtf u kidding Mva was an amazing movie best one dw has ever made it's a shame they wasted so much damn money making 4 crappy movies like shrek dw made millions on the first movie think how much ull make on the 2nd one get ur damn head on straight n think for once cause ur really letting all ur fans down
posted by acer on Mar 19, 2013
IF DREAMWORKS REALLY CARES ABOUT HER FUNS HE SHOULD MAKE A MONSTERS VS ALIENS 2 OR MOVE THE CHARACTERS AND REBUILD THE FILM WE MISS YOU SUSAN Q ,BOB ,MISSING LINK ,DR CROCOACH PLEASE MAKE A MONSTERS VS ALIENS IF YOU REALY CARE ABOUT YOUR FANS PLEASE DREAMWORKS PLEASE ALSO I THINK MONSTERS VS ALIENS IS THE BEST MOVIE EVER
posted by FANS on Mar 19, 2013
IF DREAMWORKS MADE 379.9 million DOLLARS FROM MONSTERS VS ALIENS SO WHY SHE DID NOT MAKE AN ANOTHER MOVIE ??? BY HEARING THOSE NEWS DREAMWORK MAKE ME CRY BECAUSE I KNOW THIS I WILL NEVER SEE THOSE BRILIANT CHARACTERS AND THIS WAS THE BEST ANIMATION MOVIE EVER . HOW CAN YOU DARE DREAMWORKS MAKE A LITTLE BOY CRYING HOW DARE YOU !!!!! WE MISS YOU SUSAN ,BOB,DR CROCACH AND MISSING LINK . IF YOU CAN MAKE A MONSTERS VS ALIENS 2 DREAMWORKS WILL REALY MAKE MY LIFE BETTER SO Ι BAG DRAMWORKS MAKE THIS MOVIE .PLEASE ! PLEASE !! IF YOU REALLY CARE ABOUT ALL THE FANS OF MONSTERS VS ALIENS YOU SHOULD MAKE IT I BAG YOU AGIAN TO DO IT . PLEASE DREAMWORKS PLEASE. THE MONSTER VS ALIENS FANS !!!
posted by Brianna on Jan 21, 2013
That is not fair, that movie rules, why not make a sequel. I reckon I would like it the same as the first one which I rate 5 stars. It really isn't fair.
posted by shaneice on Dec 16, 2012
Oh nooooooo!!!! No more Doc :'(
posted by omg983 on Oct 21, 2012
That really stinks i really wish they would make a 2nd movie. The movie was really good.
posted by ariel on Jun 20, 2012
we need more missing link..please. my little girl needs more link toys.
posted by Hello on Jun 11, 2012
I just watched M vs A, and I thought it was Fantastic!!! THE best animation movie I have seen by far !!! I NEED TO SEE A SEQUEL.
posted by D: on Apr 28, 2012
What the $&#@ is wrong with u not makin a number two stupid@$$
posted by Some Donkus on Apr 28, 2012
Please make a #2 or i'llgo to your house and let Chuck Norris do his thing
posted by Dark Falcon on Jan 17, 2012
Monster's Vs. Aliens was a great movie and I really enjoyed it. Although I do agree that there are some bad spots in the movie, over all the movie was funny and had an interesting plot. And I do agree with most of these posts that if DW is not going to make Monster's vs. Aliens 2 then they should at least revise the story line a little and remake the movie. I even re-wrote the movie and am currently working on a second part.
posted by Nuklearwave on Jan 04, 2012
Now that sucks! I really enjoyed monsters vs aliens and I thought it was awesome. I really wanted to see a 2nd movie on monsters vs aliens. :,( oh no! that means no more dr. Cockroach :O Noooooooooooo!
posted by HoverBoardFan14 on Nov 15, 2011
AWW!! :'(
posted by Llamalady on Oct 23, 2011
Noooooooo! No more BOB:(
posted by tplarkin7 on Sep 18, 2011
I would like to see a sequel. Susan is a great character and really made the movie.
posted by Sweden on Aug 04, 2011
Can´t you please make a Monsters vs aliens 2? i think this movie is way better than many other movies so i think you should make a second movie.
posted by It\'s asking 4 a seq on May 17, 2011
MvA is asking for a sequel. if the answer to no' 2 is no, then why did the first end in a cliffhanger?
posted by pixar guy on May 12, 2011
even though i like pixar films more than other cgi films mva was one i was hoping for a sequel
posted by B.O.B on Apr 30, 2011
FUCK YOU DREAM WORKS!THINGS ABOUT MvA FANS! NOT JUST YOUR SELFS!
posted by TheNerd on Apr 22, 2011
how bout this,hey dreamworks how bout you make a sequel for mva instead of another crappy film
posted by another pixar guy on Apr 08, 2011
oh crap,monsters vs aliens too just like the incredibles it need`s another sequel and i like those two films
posted by pixar guy on Mar 11, 2011
here my CGI favorite dreamworks movie[not counting sequels] first to least 1.monsters vs aliens;ginormica is so freakin hot,first time i like these type of creatures,and good sci-fi action,5 stars 2.how to train your dragon;likeable charactars,good storyline,and emotional content,5 stars 3.kung fu panda;po is just funny;like the martial arts style,4 stars 4.shrek;original,heart warming,making ogres look sweet and nice,4 stars 5.megamind;megamind was mega average,3 stars 6.over the hedge;not a fan of wild little animals;somewhat funny,3 stars 7.antz;haven`t seen it in a long time,3 stars 8.madagascar;was so 5 years ago,main female is so fat,2 and a half stars 9.shark tale;i would rather watch a shark`s tail for 90 minutes than watch the movie,2 stars 10.bee movie;hate bees,totally average,can`t stand jerry seinfelds voice,1 star
posted by will ferrell on Mar 10, 2011
even though i dislike dreamworks monsters vs aliens one one of the fewest i would give 4 stars or higher other than shrek,how to train your dragon and kung fu panda so please make a sequel just like the other 3 that i like too
posted by Hunk on Mar 03, 2011
I love this movie and I would like to know a page from monsters vs. aliens where you can contact all the fans and to send it it to Jeffrey Katzenberg in support of this film
posted by JORDAN on Feb 16, 2011
OK I loved that movie i watched it 1000 times and loved every minute of it im 13 and watched it and loved it please find it in your hearts to make a number 2
posted by The HELL on Feb 16, 2011
I speak for all the people who love this movie im 13 but yet I loved the movie like 100 times I loved it please please please make a number 2
posted by Max on Feb 08, 2011
I think there will be a sequel, cause last Shrek 4 was not so funny. MvA2 was more and more funny and better. Better to continue good things.
posted by Dr.Cockroach on Feb 08, 2011
to be honest but even though i`m a teenager i rather watch movies like monsters vs aliens instead of alot of pg-13 and r crap.
posted by megamind on Feb 08, 2011
i have two things to say, first off i read in wikipedia that making a sequel is pushing a boulder up a hill what come on they where able to make 4 shrek movies,2.how about instead of another bad idea just make a sequel instead
posted by Al on Jan 30, 2011
What everyone before me said!
posted by PIYUSH on Jan 22, 2011
I LIKED IT VERY MUCH SO PLEASE MAKE A SEQUEL WE R WAITING PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE
posted by i so need mva2 on Jan 20, 2011
that is so unfair for dw 2 do that!if they don't have enough money, then y on earth and the 13 planets of our solar system would they make other movies? its like wen u cant eat any more of somethin then u eat sumthin else. i speak 4 every fan of mva on earth: PLEASE MAKE A MVA 2. LONG LIVE MONSTERS VERSES ALIENS!!!
posted by megamind on Jan 20, 2011
to let alot of people know ginormica is my favorite charactar and i`m not a girl[normally it would like males as a favorite charactar in a bunch of films].
posted by Kman on Jan 17, 2011
All we want is a sequel. The Monsters are diverse characters that interest even the hardest of critics. The ending is DESIGNED for a follow up. We want to know what happens next. What happens in Paris? God sake, give us the sequel and make us happy. One sequel, that's all. JUST. ONE. SEQUEL!
posted by Posted by izzy on de on Dec 27, 2010
Eh dw u should fucking make dat movie cuz its tight evry 1 wants 2 c mva2 wit da same characters an some new villans i hope u get ur fucking heads straight an make mva2
posted by Posted by izzy on Dec 27, 2010
Man i waz hoping 2 c mva2 cuz dat movie iz fucking tight dreamworks get ur heads straight an make mva2
posted by Lex-luthor 17 on Dec 06, 2010
Susan turn into ginormica make her sexy and was she mad 'wooo!! Make mva 2 please dw.
posted by Lex-luthor on Dec 06, 2010
Come on!! Make mva 2 i love Monster vs. Aliens it amazing, everybody love it so most!! please the fan want MONSTES VS ALIENS 2 dw doing right thing please
posted by bdw977 on Dec 04, 2010
Man I can't. Get enough of monsters vs aliens!!!! I love it! 3 shrek movies? Ewwww we want monsters vs aliens II god damn it!!!!!!
posted by Wraith13 on Nov 22, 2010
I for one loved the Movie Monsters vs aliens. and it's been a hit on HBO. plus the actors who did the voices seemed to have had a great time doing it. and the Monsters vs Aliens Halloween special was a hit on TV. The Butt heads there do not know a good thing when they see it
posted by megamind on Nov 15, 2010
how come they can`t make a monsters vs aliens 2,but they were able to make 3 sequels of shrek
posted by Mytruepower2 on Oct 13, 2010
See, this is one reason why I think mass-produced entertainment causes more harm than good, on average. It trains people not to entertain themselves, then robs them of the subject matter they actually want to see, based on statistics. All large business is conducted by statistics.
posted by FeelMy[x]RhyThm on Oct 08, 2010
What a shit. This is the best made animation I've ever watched.
posted by kman113 on Oct 02, 2010
I did some research, and MvA won the Saturn Award for BEST ANIMATED FILM. Shrek won a Saturn Award... FOR BEST DVD SPECIAL EDITION RELEASE. So, according to Judges, MvA did better than Shrek. So there is more proof that a sequel is required.
posted by #1MvAfan on Sep 21, 2010
Why not make a sequeal to MvA? It was such an awsome movie! It's unique, it's exciting, and it's funny. Let's face it, you've got a cast of really unique characters so all you need is a story line and an alien. I mean, what's with all the shrek movies?!?! There's already 4 of them, isn't that enough?? If you make a MvA2 since we already know the monsters why not tell the story from the alien's point of view? You said it was going to be like pushing a boulder up a hill right? So let's start pushing it. You'll make it to the top eventually. What all of us MvA fans are trying to say is please please PLEASE make an MvA2. Because alot of us want to know what happens next!!!
posted by ohair on Sep 17, 2010
If they don't like it, it won't happen. Its just gay like thaT
posted by MVS INSPECTOR on Sep 16, 2010
Dream Works, you need to screw your heads forward cos not making monster vs aliens 2 is crap. I watched the first one 15 times in two weeks!!!! Now can you tell I'm a massive fan!!! Stop being crap please Dream works. >:-< IDIOTS
posted by Angerz on Sep 16, 2010
YOU FUCKING BLOODY CRAP IDIOTS!!! SCREW YOU BLOODY HEADS SHITTING FRONT AND LOOK FORWARD TO FAME AND BLOODY FORTUNE FOR NO.2!!!!!!
posted by Kman1999 on Sep 13, 2010
No sequel? Dreamworks is on crack, I swear. It made more than your first Shrek, which got three sequels. So you guys need to get your heads straight, okay.
posted by luna on Sep 12, 2010
wht!!! i want to watch part 2 i did everything too see the movie when i heard bout alien vs monsters 2 i was so excited im a fan >.< of them this is not happening i want the sequal so bad
posted by Andros on Aug 29, 2010
MvA seriado será a grande aposta da DW do filme em 2011, creio eu.
posted by Andros on Aug 29, 2010
Merecia uma sequencia sim, caso não seja, uma série em 2011 viria bem a calhar.
posted by french dude aka joki on Jul 22, 2010
just for the fun of it here`s who i think is strongest character to weakest 1.ginormica;defeated robot over 25 times her size i think,smashed through metal walls in spaceship. 2.bob;hard to kill,can carry a car 3.insectosaurous;massive body size 4.the missing link;can take down like about 30 aliens by himself,tough guy 5.monger;also tough guy 6.gallaxhar;sorta tall compare to the cockroach and the humans 7.carl murphy;man 8.dr.cockroach phd;smarts and speeds 9.derek;not as big as carl murphy 10.the president;you have seen him before right 11.ginormica`s mom;she`s kinda old
posted by andrew22 on Jul 22, 2010
i like mva
posted by andrew22 on Jul 22, 2010
her`s my top my 5 dreamworks movies 1.kung fu panda 2.kung fu panda the kaboom of doom 3.shrek 4.shrek forever after 5.monsters vs aliens
posted by andrew22 on Jul 22, 2010
if they where making another monsters vs aliens i think the main alien would probaly be female about the same size,strength,as ginormica with red eyes,sharp teeth,and hot-tempered
posted by scenesible on Jul 21, 2010
Then get pushing that boulder uphill cause it'll be easy rolling down the other side with all that money coming in. You've got plenty enough supporters. Don't let the distribution and marketing 'know it alls' in other parts of the world cloud your better judgement. Too many people waiting for the sequel including this household!!
posted by Anonymous on Jul 15, 2010
I'm pleased DW is smart enough to pull a TV series out of the hat (Hopefully it beats Penguins of Madagascar in ratings), but PLEASE give us a sequel. The original made more than the first Shrek, so why not give it one. All us fans are trying to say are; GIVE US A SEQUEL!!!!
posted by Susan gomez on Jul 13, 2010
Ok I know that dreamworks is going to have a tv seres for monsters vs aliens in 2011 insted of that how about you keep your fans happy and quit the tv seres and just make more mva movie smart huh dreamworks get you asses into shap and make more mva movies and if dreamworks is to lazy to chang that the f:::k u
posted by More Confuzzled on Jul 07, 2010
That was supposed to say DOESN'T cost over...
posted by no name on Jul 05, 2010
dreamwoks has went on crack if they think that they can get away with this and the fans will be happy.Dreamwors no hard feelings
posted by The Rock on Jun 19, 2010
Dreamworks, the millions - AND MILLIONS - of Monsters vs Aliens fans are screaming... "Number 2, Number 2, Number 2"
posted by anonymous on Jun 19, 2010
DW, if your not going to give us a sequel, at least give us a TV series. Maybe make a male version of Ginormica
posted by monsters vs aliens on Jun 16, 2010
shit man, this isn't good. DreamWorks please reconsider your decision. It is a unique movie. the monsters are unique characters. RECONSIDER RECONSIDERS. HOPEfully you read this
posted by Dreamworks on Jun 08, 2010
"After seeing these 32 comments, we've decided to make a 5th Shrek instead of stopping at 4." That's probably what Dreamworks is gonna do instead of being smart.
posted by Susan gomez on May 27, 2010
WTF I love monsters vs aliens I dowloted the damn move on my laptop becuz that move is werth waching and how to train your dragon was not even wearth seeing eveybody wants a monsters vs aliens 2 and I mean who doesent... Well dumasses eneyway I love monsters vs aliens my fav person in the movie is dr cockroach he's so cute
posted by Anonymous on May 23, 2010
With no Monsters vs Aliens comes this: DreamWorks screwed DreamWorks. It's as simple as that
posted by Anonymous on May 22, 2010
I was so annoyed by this, I decided to write a fake script in response AND send a complaint to DreamWorks via E-mail
posted by certainmarkets on May 20, 2010
not enough in certain markets internationally, means not enough money made in the areas that they got their money from. So they can't get funding.
posted by Autumn~Wolf on May 18, 2010
Well that sucks, I'm a teenager and I loved the movie. It was F***ing AWESOME!!!!!, but Dreamworks had to bust my bubble like all the other millions of people who loved this movie, I mean C'mon, it's not like Shrek, I loved the first, but all the sequals sucked! MvA is awesome, and how in the heck did they not make enough money!? Well I loved this movie and I hope they make another one.
posted by ginormica on May 10, 2010
monsters vs aliens is my favourite movie i had this movie since i got it for christmas from tabatha bates
posted by katy on May 08, 2010
If it's such a money hassel to make a sequel then what about Tv series, I don't think it takes too much money to make a tv series. It would be cool because I really like MvA, it's one of my most favorite movies now.
posted by kevin on Apr 30, 2010
No mva 2?!! that is unfair!!!!
posted by Renae on Apr 25, 2010
Why aren't they making another Monsters Vs. Aliens I effing love this movie, they should make a new one, because in the first one they're about to go off to Paris, so in the sequel they should be in Paris. And btw Shrek is the shit ! I love all the Shrek movies, although it dumb how they're making a forth Shrek but not a second Monsters Vs. Aliens. Wtf ?
posted by whoooo on Apr 04, 2010
i think if there was a sequel to monsters vs aliens the main would be a female alien about the same size as ginormica
posted by McLK on Mar 25, 2010
they are making 4 f**king shreks but not a 2nd MVS
posted by 8P on Mar 22, 2010
my baby brother loves this film... i do too! i can't believe they wont make another one - just one though, not like the quite frankly AWFUL shrek sequals!! :S
posted by :P on Mar 22, 2010
my baby brother loves this film - i do too!! i cant believe they wont make another one - just one though, not like the awful shrek sequals :S
posted by WTF on Mar 12, 2010
WTF this is fucking shitty la u should put no 2
posted by frank on Feb 15, 2010
hola, a mi me encanto la pelicula, yo les ruego que agan la secuela, mva es algo grande, la cual si la siguen desarroyando se convertira en una de las mejores peliculas animadas de la historia, una idea para la segunda parte seria la aparicion de otro gigante(hombre), la reaparicion de galaxar, que el presidente le eche la culpa a los monstruos por el daño a san francisco y tambien podria ser que tengan la mision de detener los misiles nucleares que lanzo el porecidente al final de la pelicula
posted by DarkWolf on Feb 11, 2010
This is not right!!!! they should amke a Monsters vs aliens 2, We fans of this film want Monsters vs aliens 2!!!!!! the movie was amaing the set out was flawless and they go and do this. well I would give up my £4000 just to see that film.
posted by Sean Bassett on Jan 30, 2010
What the hell are dreamworks thinking? I was looking forward to possibly seeing a Monsters VS aliens sequel in the future and now their definatley not doing it! BLOODY IDIOTS!
posted by Midyin on Jan 27, 2010
So even though it grossed 379.9 Million dollars the people at Dreamworks still think making another one would be a bad idea? In what fucking world is 379.9 Million dollars not enough money to show its worth doing? lol
posted by Rukia on Jan 06, 2010
That sux. Hopefully, they realize people want it and make one. I really wanted to see Dr. Cockroach confess his true feelings to Susan, and a new villain. Or maybe Gallaxhar again! Couldn't they just make a sequel MVA and stop the Shreks? Three was enough! This is a dreamworks movie that deserves a sequel~
posted by joeyjoe on Jan 02, 2010
that sucks. MVA was amazing.
posted by fedupasaurus on Dec 13, 2009
We have been in the grip of one of the worst recessions in history so how can they judge its performance as tepid. Bad call this has been one of the best & funniest movies dreamworks has ever released, hope they see sense in the future. :0((
posted by Ginormica on Nov 26, 2009
MVA 2 please and Tv series too.
posted by Skid Vicious on Nov 23, 2009
OH COME ON!!!! this was one of my fav movies of all time, they can't just give out on the people X(
posted by paramore on Nov 21, 2009
o come on you people suck!!! just make the second one please!! the first is my favorite movie ever
posted by lb08 on Nov 16, 2009
Come on! Give us a break?! Everyone knows how the first one came along?! GO with the show finish it, produce it, don't hate---> APPRECIATE!
posted by Hi on Nov 14, 2009
That sucks, this movie is AMAZING, The story is great, and the animation is beyond anything Pixar has done. My son loves it more then any other movie we have. They kind of left it up in the air after the President hit the nuke button though, funny.
posted by Pirate on Nov 02, 2009
Monsters vs Aliens is better then all Dreamworks movies i think. probably best that they don't ruin it like they did with Shrek
posted by Pirate on Nov 02, 2009
Monsters vs Aliens is better then all Dreamworks movies i think. probably best that they don't ruin it like they did with Shrek
posted by Bystander on Oct 30, 2009
It's never about the art anymore. Don't get me wrong, I understand their position and they gotta make money, but this was one of the deluge of 3D animated films I actually enjoyed. It's a damn shame.
posted by tom on Oct 29, 2009
No sequel? crap. I really liked this movie and I was really looking forward to a sequel. Oh well, at least I got the DVD to remember it by. GO monsters!
posted by thomas on Oct 29, 2009
Well, that sucks. :-(

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