Harrison Ford is bringing his growling sarcasm to The Secret Life of Pets 2. Ford plays Rooster the dog in his first voice-acting role in an animated film. To promote the summer 2019 movie, Illumination has been giving characters their own trailers. This recent one is called "The Rooster Trailer" in honor of Ford's new character:
The turkey steals the whole thing! The two-minute trailer takes dogs Max (now voiced by Patton Oswalt) and Duke (Eric Stonestreet) on a road trip to the countryside. While Duke gets mocked by a cow, Max has a nighttime run-in with Harrison Ford's intimidating dog named Rooster.
Apparently this trailer takes place after the previous Max trailer set at a pet therapist's office. Max mentions the cone his therapist said he should wear. In this trailer, Rooster cuts Max's speech off by ripping the cone off his head, then dropping this line:
There. You're cured. Hallelujah.
Harrison Ford, everyone! The Secret Life of Pets 2 is clearly tapping into Harrison Ford's grumpy, sarcastic, and intimidating side -- as opposed to his charming rebel side, ala Han Solo or Indiana Jones. Or maybe we'll see that side come out in Rooster too. If only they had also cast Clint Eastwood to growl "Get off my lawn."
The sequel cast features several returnees from the first film, including Kevin Hart's Snowball, Jenny Slate's Gidget, Lake Bell's Chloe, Dana Carvey's Pops, Hannibal Buress' Buddy, Bobby Moynihan's Mel, Tara Strong's Sweetpea, Chris Renaud's Norman, and Ellie Kemper's Katie. The sequel also adds Tiffany Haddish, Nick Kroll, and Pete Holmes.
After releasing the Max trailer -- but before introducing this Rooster trailer -- Illumination posted mini trailers for Chloe, Snowball, and Tiffany Haddish's new character Daisy:
The Secret Life of Pets came out in 2016 and got fairly good reviews from both critics and fans. It also made $875,457,937 at the worldwide box office. That's off a reported production budget of $75 million, per Box Office Mojo, so it definitely made a tail-wag-worthy profit. It's no wonder a sequel is coming three years later. If this film also does well, we can probably expect another movie.
The Secret Life of Pets 2 is scheduled for release in theaters this June 7, as one of many animal-focused movies to keep an eye on in 2019. That June release is just a couple of weeks before Toy Story 4 opens. It should be a very busy year at the box office, so bookmark our 2019 movie calendar to keep track of all the big screen dates.