‘Zootopia 2’ Movie Sequel Cast Confirmed By ‘Rhino’ Mark Smith? Disney Release Date Predicted For 2021

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Oct. 16 2017, Updated 7:19 a.m. ET

The Zootopia 2 release date can’t come any sooner for many Walt Disney movie fans. Rumors about the Zootopia 2 full movie have been bounding about like Judy Hopps, but the silence from Disney was recently broken by Zootopia cast member Mark Smith. Known by the nickname Rhino, the voice actor appropriately played Officer McHorn in the first movie. During a recent interview, Smith dropped a bombshell by hinting at the Zootopia sequel!

[Update: Nick Wilde voice actor Jason Bateman also spoke up about Zootopia 2 in recent interviews, but his comments will probably leave Disney fans disappointed.]

Smith earned the nickname Rhino during his time with the TV show Gladiators in the 1990’s. So, it was like a movie easter egg when Rhino was cast as Officer McHorn in the Disney Zootopia movie.

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“It was a game changer for me. Gladiators changed my life,” Smith said, according to The Sun. “I remember the first time I was on it. At 7.45 Blind Date was just about to come on and I went to the supermarket and then I kind of got rushed by a big crowd and everyone’s asking for my autograph and said ‘we just saw you on TV.'”

Recently, Smith was cast by Idris Elba in the new movie, Yardie, which was being filmed in Jamaica. Smith also stars alongside Antonio Banderas and Sir Ben Kingsley in a new thriller called Security. The Yardie movie is Elba’s first time directing, and the Luther star picked Smith because of their shared connection working together on the first Zootopia and the 2014 thriller, No Good Deed.

While talking about these other films, Smith “confirmed he will reprise his role of Officer McHorn in the upcoming Zootopia sequel.” No further details were given about the Zootopia 2 full movie, but this brief mention of the Zootopia sequel was also verified by a similar report from The List, which also said Rhino would be reprising his role as a Zootopia cast member.

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