Is there a Polar Express 2 releasing anytime sooner?

For viewers eagerly awaiting news on The Polar Express 2, here are all the details you need to unravel the mystery.

It’s been two decades since the original animated film, The Polar Express, graced theaters. Directed by Robert Zemeckis and featuring the versatile Tom Hanks, the movie has cemented its status as a holiday classic, despite a modest 56% critic approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Since the release of The Polar Express, any hope for a sequel seemed to be stuck at the North Pole. However, earlier this year, a glimmer of progress finally emerged.

Rumors and whispers have started to swirl about a potential continuation of the beloved Christmas tale. While nothing has been officially confirmed yet, the renewed interest and discussions suggest that The Polar Express 2 could be more than just a holiday wish.

Stay tuned for updates as we keep our ears to the tracks for any official announcements. With the original film’s enduring popularity, fans might finally get to hop aboard the magical train once more.



Is Polar Express 2 happening?


Comicbook’s Brandon Davis recently had a chat with The Polar Express producer Gary Goetzman, directly asking him about the possibility of The Polar Express 2. To the surprise and delight of fans, Goetzman revealed that a sequel is indeed in the works at Warner Bros., though it’s still in the early stages of development:

“Listen, I’d love to… I’d love to do a sequel of Where The Wild Things Are. There’s a lot of the things that we’ve done, if it established itself, branded itself, those movies, studios want another one. That’s the way it goes. I’m up for Mamma Mia 3, man. That would be a ball to do right about now. But it becomes, there’s so much involved with, ‘Who’s artistic property would that be? Would that be?’ It’s just not like, ‘Hey, let’s go do another free sailing! So, they all take time and that’s okay because we don’t mind things going slowly. But that is trying to be worked out now, for sure, ‘Polar 2’. Yes.”

Goetzman’s comments have been making the rounds on social media, with TikTok users rediscovering and sharing the quote, sparking renewed excitement for a proper sequel to the beloved holiday film.


When Is The Polar Express 2 Coming Out?

As of now, there is no official release date for The Polar Express 2. The project is still in the development phase, and while the idea is there, getting from concept to screen involves a lot of steps. Goetzman’s enthusiasm is a good sign, but the film needs to navigate through development purgatory before any concrete timelines can be established.

Given the lengthy process of animation, it’s important for fans to manage their expectations. Even with the project moving forward, it could be several years before the sequel materializes. An optimistic guess might place the release around 2027 or 2028, assuming everything goes smoothly.

For now, fans can rewatch the original The Polar Express, available for rent on digital platforms, and keep an eye out for further updates on the sequel. With the magic of the original film still enchanting audiences, there’s plenty of reason to hope that a new journey aboard the Polar Express will eventually come to life.