The sequel will feature the titular Winnie, Christopher Robin, Piglet, Owl, and Tigger. “Tigger is incredibly violent. He loves to torture his victims before killing them,” producer Scott Jeffrey told IGN, likely not referring to the childhood books’ version of the character we know.
Jeffrey added that the sequel has “a substantially higher budget so Rhys is really able to create a shocking, explosive and gore-filled movie. I truly think people will really dig what we are creating.”
The reason why Tigger wasn’t part of the first film, writer-director Rhys Frake-Waterfield previously explained, was that the character was not yet part of the public domain when the first film was in production. The bouncing tiger was not present in A. A. Milne’s 1926 novel, and therefore is only set to enter public domain in January of next year. The horror sequel is scheduled to release sometime in February 2024.
Check out the first-look images of Tigger in the upcoming Winnie the Pooh: Blood and Honey 2 below: