Jackie Chan joins the voice cast for The Nut Job 2

Reported by Variety, it’s been announced that Jackie Chan will be joining the voice cast for upcoming animated sequel film The Nut Job 2.  The film will be directed by Carl Brunker with the script written by Scott Bindley, Bob Barlen and Brunker himself. The Nut Job 2′s anticipated U.S release will be on May 19, 2017.

Including Chan, Will Arnett, Katherine Heigl and Maya Rudolph will also be part of the animated sequel. Impressively enough, the original film reaped over $120 million at the global box office in 2014, proving to be a popular title for kids alike.

Chan has been featured in all Kung Fu Panda films as well as the Cantonese and Mandarin edition of Disney’s Mulan. He also has his own animated series titled Jackie Chan Adventures.