Will there be a Lyle Lyle Crocodile 2? Shawn Mendes’ singing crocodile is on Top Of The World – but will there be a sequel?
Lyle Lyle Crocodile hit cinemas in 2022. Based on the 1985 book of the same name, it follows a young boy (Winslow Fegley) who befriends Lyle (Mendes), a singing crocodile who lives in his New York City loft.
It received positive reviews from critics and grossed more than $100 million at the box office. It landed on Netflix this week and quickly found a spot on the streaming platform’s top 10 chart.
For fans who’ve just caught up with the movie, you may be wondering: is there going to be a Lyle Lyle Crocodile 2?
Will there be a Lyle Lyle Crocodile 2?
It seems unlikely that there’ll be a Lyle Lyle Crocodile 2, given the movie’s box office performance and little chatter of a sequel.
While the movie received a 72% score on Rotten Tomatoes, its box office gross of $104.1 million against a $50 million budget doesn’t exactly pave the way for development on another chapter of Lyle’s story.
The original Lyle Lyle Crocodile story was a sequel to Bernard Waber’s The House on East 88th Street, published in 1962, which kicked off the series of books.
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Directors Will Speck and Josh Gordon haven’t spoken about their feelings on a sequel, but they’ve got other projects in the pipeline: Distant, a new movie with Anthony Ramos; and Hit-Monkey Season 2, the pair’s Marvel show on Hulu.
In an interview with The Guardian, Brett Gelman – who plays Alistair Grumps, the family’s neighbor who hates Lyle – joked about how he was the “hero” of the movie, and came up with an idea for a sequel.
“It’s really a tragedy. I’m publicly humiliated, and they let this ridiculous creature just live in an apartment. I mean, at least get him a house. Get him a nice house in Woodstock or something. He deserves more space. This crocodile is victimized,” he said.
“I think that if Mr Grumps and Lyle got together they would really find a lot in common. They would help each other out and maybe that’s the sequel. I think we’re on to something here.”
Lyle Lyle Crocodile is available to stream on Netflix now.