Are you ready, kids? Aye, aye, Captain! Last week, Nickelodeon President, Cyma Zarghami, confirmed a third SpongeBob SquarePants movie.
The third movie will come after the success of the previous two movies, and the large success of the show on the small screen.
Bikini Bottom on the big screen once more
Grab your scuba gear, because we’re heading to Bikini Bottom! In a call with investors, Zarghami mentioned that “there will definitely be another SpongeBob movie.”
The project is definitely in the early stages for Nickelodeon and neither the plot or the release date has been announced.
A third installment of the sea creatures we’ve come to love for over ten seasons has been in talks for a few years. The last time it was brought to light was in 2015 by both the official Viacom Twitter page and the creator and art director Vincent Waller.
It’s said that the new movie will follow in the footsteps of the two previous ones. The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie in 2004, and most recently, The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water in 2015. Meaning SpongeBob will probably just hand out with Patrick Star and get into troubles.
Both movies had a reasonable success at the box office. Together they earned $465.3 million on a budget of $104 million between the two movies.
The coolest sponge in the sea since 1999
SpongeBob SquarePants is pretty much a global pop culture phenomenon. The show premiered on Nickelodeon in July 1999 and has run non-stop for over ten seasons. The series has been the network’s most-watched show for more than 14 consecutive years, reaching an audience in over 185 countries and translated into more than 50 languages.
Given the series’ success is no wonder the network is moving forward with another adventure of the beloved character. Many millennials grew up watching SpongeBob’s insane nautical adventures, meaning that the third movie might come as exciting for them.
However, if millennials are not down for a memory lane, the movie will most likely find a good audience in the current SpongeBob’s viewers who will most likely want to see the adventures on big screen.
The film will come in hands with Paramount films. The announcement comes as a new Viacom strategy that will see Paramount’s film slate include co-branded releases from Viacom’s brands.
This way Nick/Paramount will take to the big screen Amusement Park, which was first announced in February. Along with SpongeBob SquarePants, there will be film adaptations of The Loud House and Henry Danger.
Source: Screen Rant