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The island home on Chicken Run 2 has been described as a ‘Wakanda for chickens’

Stewart Perrie

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The island home on Chicken Run 2 has been described as a ‘Wakanda for chickens’

There is a lot of hype and expectation for the Chicken Run sequel.

The original stop-motion adventure film dropped in 2000 and now we're about to get a big update on what's been happening since then.

Dawn of the Nugget sees Ginger (Thandiwe Newton) in an 'idyllic island bird sanctuary' after successfully escaping from Tweedy's farm.

Ginger and Rocky (Zachary Levi) have had a child together, Molly (Bella Ramsey), and everything seems like it's utterly perfect.



The synopsis states: "However, the entire chicken population is now confronted with a menacing and new danger on the mainland led by a familiar foe.

"Determined to safeguard their freedom, even if it means endangering it, Ginger and her team are determined to break in."

If you want to get an idea of what this stunning bird sanctuary looks like then you only need to think of Black Panther.


Director Sam Fell told Empire that they took inspiration from the legendary Marvel movie when they where ideating how to portray where a chicken would be happiest.

“It's Wakanda for chickens,” he said.

“The whole film is a bigger scale really. It’s all organic and warm, not a straight line in the place – nothing regimented, very organic and idyllic.

"It's a beautiful, natural place.


"We spent time early on developing the world – the flowers, their gardens, and just thinking, ‘How would a chicken want to live? How would a chicken build a house? What's their world like?’”

Credit: Netflix
Credit: Netflix

You'll have to wait until mid-December before you get to see this incredible place with your own eyes though.

Dawn of the Nugget will land on Netflix just 10 days before Christmas.


Fans were a little confused when the trailer for the sequel dropped and an unfamiliar voice was in charge of Rocky.

In the original, Mel Gibson brought the character to life, however in Dawn of the Nugget, it will be Levi.

Some viewers thought the recast was hilarious, with one writing: "I do think it’s very funny they got Zachary Levi to replace Mel Gibson."

Another added: "Can we all take a moment to appreciate the fact that in an effort to go less controversial, the new Chicken Run movie has the character prev voiced by Mel Gibson now done by…Zachary Levi. LOL."


Gibson became the subject of controversy in the mid-noughties, when he was accused of using anti-Semitic and sexist language.

However, Levi embroiled himself in his own brand of drama when he described the actor's guild’s restrictions on promoting studio content during the Hollywood writers strike as 'so dumb'; comments which he's since said were taken 'out of context'.

Featured Image Credit: Netflix. Disney/Marvel

Topics: TV and Film

Stewart Perrie
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