ByDan Brown, writer at

Simple, What is next for kung fu panda?

Everyone loves the Kung Fu Panda series, with each film receiving incredible support during each release and after.

Now, why are you reading this? Well I'm going to take a guess on what you are thinking by reading your mind electronically- You loved Kung Fu Panda 1, 2 and 3 and you're now thinking about what the future of the Kung Fu Panda universe might hold. Or- you're lost.

Yes thought that was why.

Ok, it has already been said by people behind the Dreamworks franchise that there is in fact 3 more chapters of Po's story ready to be told (YES, 3 more movies!) to bring Kung Fu Panda up to a possible total of 6 movies. Judging by the success of Kung Fu Panda 3 it's almost certain that we will be seeing more new content.

As you know Dreamworks has never hidden away of squeezing every last bit of profit out of the movies- even if they do get slowly worse and worse and worse. *cough* Shrek *cough* Kung Fu Panda is also Dreamworks so I think there is no doubt that they will carry on pumping them out. I think i may be repeating myself here a bit...

Personally I loved Kung Fu Panda 2 but there was more negativity around it compared to the first one. I think it just had a different tone (a darker one) just because of the nature of the story that had to unfold. However Kung Fu Panda 3 bought back the light hearted tone, similar to the first one. Which is, encouraging. This means Kung Fu Panda 3 will receive a little more love than Kung Fu Panda 2 which will hopefully spur the creators on to continue ...And not leave it 5 years before they release the next one.

Ok, I've been irritating and not immediately talked about what I actually put as the title. Can we expect potentially a spin off film(s). Like I say, i think it's pretty certain that we can expect a Kung Fu Panda 4 after how much love Kung Fu Panda 3 has received, as well potentially a Kung Fu Panda 5 and 6 if they continue to get reasonable support.

One thing that hasn't been explored a lot yet is, the furious five. They're back stories, how they came to be where they are now and how they came together. Yes, the little animated short films do explore this a little bit, secrets of the furious five explaining the background and secrets of the scroll explaining how they came together. They are nice little extras however i think they can be expanded into an entire film. Especially Tigress, who clear has had a rough past which they seem to be making fairly obvious. We know she was adopted by Shifu and that she had a rough childhood before this, and after. Due to who Shifu is (was) with her back then because of Tai Lung.

Like I say I think there is room in the story for this, either as a single spin off movie for the furious five or Tigress (because of how she seems to have the most potential for a good past) or a movie for each of the five (probably the most unlikely)

Yes, this is quite unlikely and will also depend on what they have planned for the next 3 movies (Isn't it exiting saying that!) because perhaps they already have one of the future films that elaborates more on this. However i think this has a possibility if the guys a Dreamworks carry on getting traction for the Kung Fu Panda series.

What Do You Think? Comment Below!


Would you like to see a spin-off Kung Fu Panda Movie about the Furious Five?


Latest from our Creators