Megamind sequel coming to TV screens soon


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“Megamind” from 2010 is receiving a sequel television series which is expected to be on Peacock streaming services in 2024, and there is a lot the viewers can expect to see.

Lately, studios have released sequels to fill nostalgia in viewers and draw in a new audience, and DreamWorks Pictures has continued to follow in their footsteps from the success of the sequel “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.” Instead of following the same approach, DreamWorks has chosen to shift to a series format of the show which may be more beneficial to more lore and storyline than only a movie can provide. Many shows like Disney’s “Tangled” and “Tangled the Series” have accomplished this approach successfully in the past to continue an existing storyline.

There are little details on the content, but I comprised four main possibilities of how the show and its tentative title, “Megamind’s Guide To Defending Your City” could approach this new chapter.

In the first film, audiences saw the character Megamind leave his evil ways to realize that heroes are made rather than destiny setting their purpose in stone, and he becomes the city’s new hero. The sequel is very likely to show Megamind battling his roots and taking the form of the anti-hero, or possibly struggling with adjusting to the good side.

This approach could be compared to Disney’s “Descendants 2” where the main protagonist Mal reconsiders who she is and returns to her evil ways to ultimately understand how she isn’t who she once was.

Similarly, one could expect to see the city question Megamind’s capabilities due to his past choices, destruction of the city and unresolved 85 life sentences he was charged with. He may be on a quest to prove his need of service to the city, which could be best compared to Disney’s “The Incredibles 2” where the city wants to legally suppress heroes with supernatural capabilities.

Another route the television series could take would be similar to Illumination’s “Despicable Me 2” where the villain becomes a hero through taking up similar roles, such as a spy or father. An approach of Megamind pursuing a similar career that would still require him to showcase his mastermind and plotting qualities would be a supportive way to showcase the character.

Lastly, another method DreamWorks may use is creating an independent series with a completely new storyline, where viewers could watch the show with little to no knowledge of the original. Successful movies that have been able to redirect their focus on a new aspect rather than a sole continuation can be seen in DreamWorks’ “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” and Disney’s “Frozen 2.” These sequels allow a completely separate story and adventure altogether.

Until more information is released, fans can only speculate how the series will cater to new and old audiences alike in an entertaining manner.