Following the relative success of the movie The Smurfs it was pretty obvious that they would push ahead with The Smurfs 2. Sure enough, progress has been made with the sequel, which is set to be released next summer, and we have now been given a teaser trailer and the official synopsis.
The teaser trailer does not exactly give away a whole lot about The Smurfs that we do not already know but it will get fans excited for The Smurfs 2. Meanwhile, the official synopsis for The Smurfs 2 is as follows:
In this sequel to the hybrid live action/animated family blockbuster comedy The Smurfs, the evil wizard Gargamel creates a couple of mischievous Smurf-like creatures called the Naughties that he hopes will let him harness the all-powerful, magical Smurf-essence. But when he discovers that only a real Smurf can give him what he wants — and only a secret spell that Smurfette knows can turn the Naughties into real Smurfs — Gargamel kidnaps Smurfette and brings her to Paris, where he has been winning the adoration of millions as the world’s greatest sorcerer. It’s up to Papa, Clumsy, Grouchy, and Vanity to return to our world, reunite with their human friends Patrick and Grace Winslow, and rescue her! Will Smurfette, who has always felt different from the other Smurfs, find a new connection with the Naughties Vexy and Hackus – or will the Smurfs convince her that their love for her is True Blue?
The Smurfs 2 will star Neil Patrick Harris, Hank Azaria and Jayma Mays, as well as the voices of Sofia Vergara, Jonathan Winters, Alan Cumming, Fred Armisen, George Lopez, Anton Yelchin and John Oliver. The Smurfs 2 is once again directed by Raja Gosnell and will be released on July 31, 2013.