This is a little surprising. “Kung Fu Panda 2” was a disappointment at the box office. But that isn’t stopping DreamWorks from moving up “Kung Fu Panda 3” to Dec. 23, 2015. Original voice cast Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Jackie Chan, Seth Rogen, Lucy Liu and David Cross are expected to be back. And now reports are that Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen and Rebel Wilson are joining them. The second film’s director is back, which worries me. The second film played out like a less funny rehash of the first film, kind of like “The Hangover Part II”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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