This Escape Room 2 was supposed to be released in the United States on July 16, 2021 by Sony Pictures Releasing after several delays, but it was already released on July 1, 2021 in Australia.
Escape Room 2 has been hit by a series of delays, but in a pleasant twist, the most recent release date change has been positive – and we now have an official title.
Sony has revealed that the horror sequel is called Escape Room: Tournament of Champions, but we have a feeling everyone involved won’t be a winner this time around…
We’ll be stuck in the world’s deadliest escape room again this summer, so we can finally see them resolve the cliffhanger ending of the first movie, which cost over $155 million worldwide on a budget of just $9 million. .
Those are the kinds of numbers that lead to an inevitable sequel, and Columbia Pictures quickly confirmed one in February 2019. Adam Robitel is back as director, along with Maria Melnik (who co-wrote the first film with Bragi F Schut) and producer Neal H Moritz. .
Escape Room 2 release date: When is the Tournament of Champions coming out?
Sony has pushed the release of Escape Room: Tournament of Champions to July 16, 2021 in the US and UK, so we’ll see very soon.
The sequel was originally set to hit theaters on April 17, 2020, but a series of delays pushed it back to January 1, 2021 in the US and January 29, 2021 in the UK.
Even it wouldn’t be, but Sony eventually confirmed it would hit US and UK theaters on January 7, 2022. However, there was another release date change in the offing, but this was a positive one.
Escape Room 2 trailer: Already have a Tournament of Champions trailer?
Sony released the trailer for Escape Room: Tournament of Champions on May 26, giving us a first look at the devious traps that lie ahead in the sequel.
If you didn’t watch it above, here it is again, and read on to learn more about what to expect.
Escape Room 2 cast: who will be back in Tournament of Champions?
Well, the first movie didn’t really leave too many characters alive to return for the sequel.
Of the six hapless people who entered the escape room, only two made it out alive: shy college student Zoey (Taylor Russell) and grocery store clerk Ben (Logan Miller).
The official casting announcement confirmed the expected return of Russell and Miller, and they will be joined by Pose star Indya Moore, Teen Wolf’s Holland Roden, Orphan’s Isabelle Fuhrman, Carlito Olivero and Thomas Cocquerel.
However, don’t expect a return from Daredevil’s Deborah Ann Woll or Reaper’s Tyler Labine unless it is somehow revealed that they didn’t die in the escape room and survived.
Escape Room 2 Plot: How is the Tournament of Champions set up?
In the first film, it is revealed that the six players were picked because they were the sole survivors of several incidents, including a plane crash and a carbon monoxide leak.
Ben initially thinks he is the only survivor of the escape room and meets the Gamemaster (Yorick van Wageningen) who tells him that some rich people are betting on the game and see it all happen.
The $10,000 prize is also all a big scam and while the Gamemaster tries to kill him to stop the secret from getting out, Zoey reappears after surviving the poisonous gas before. She rescues Ben, with the two dead from the Gamemaster.
Zoey leads the police to the building (run by a company called Minos), but it is now abandoned and apparently there is no evidence to support Zoey’s story.
She doesn’t let go, though, and six months later Zoey meets Ben again and shows him everything she’s found out about Minos, including the fact that the other players’ deaths have been covered up as other mishaps. Ben agrees to accompany her to Minos’ headquarters in New York City.
We then went to a plane crash, but it’s not Zoey and Ben’s flight. Instead, it’s a simulation of a new escape room made by Minos with a 4% survival rate. A shadowy figure then reveals that he wants it ready for Zoey and Ben’s flight.
Escape Room: Bringing Tournament of Champions to Life
As previously mentioned, work on “Escape Room 2” began in February 2019, just a month after the first film opened in theaters. Deadline reported that studio had tapped Sony Pictures Releasing director Adam Robitel and his creative colleagues, screenwriter Bragi F. Schut and producer Neal H. Moritz, to get started on “Escape Room 2,” tentatively slated for release on April 17, 2020. .
Sony executives were clearly stunned by the film’s success, and the move to green-light a sequel so soon after the first film and without the backing of critical acclaim behind it seemed largely financially motivated. (Hey, it’s not every day that a movie made for under $10 million brings in more than 11 times that amount at the box office.)
Two months passed before anyone heard much more about the impending “Escape Room” movie.