We are clearly at the end of an era, as Sony Pictures Animation’s Hotel Transylvania series inches closer to its end. Only recently, the Production Studio released the new trailer for Hotel Transylvania: Transformania. Along with this, we even received the news that this film will be the last in the franchise. This film follows its predecessors Hotel Transylvania (2012), Hotel Transylvania 2 (2015), and Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018). Out of these, the third film earned $528 million from an $80 million budget, becoming Sony Pictures Animation’s highest-grossing fully-animated movie worldwide. Additionally, this film is being directed by Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon instead of the director of the previous three films, Genndy Tartakovsky. In this article, we will discuss the release date for Hotel Transylvania: Transformania.
Drac and the rest of the gang return back at the Hotel Transylvania. Here, Johnny starts to worry that his father-in-law, Drac still doesn’t accept him because he is a human. That’s when Abraham Van Helsing introduces his new invention, the “Monsterification Ray”. This device is supposed to turn any human into a monster and vice versa. Van Helsing uses it to turn Johnny into a monster. This causes the whole hotel to go into mayhem as Dracula faces his most terrifying task yet, to be a human.
That’s right, Dracula has become a human who is joined by other newly human monsters as well. Now in this mismatched body and stripped of his powers, Dracula must team up with Johnny to travel across the world to find a cure for this. Joining them in this journey are Mavis and other newly formed Humans in Dracula’s gang. And they must do this before it’s too late to switch themselves back making this transformation permanent.
Hotel Transylvania: Transformania Release Date
Hotel Transylvania 4 is set to be released on 23rd July 2021. This Sony Pictures film has been in the works since early 2019. And at that point, this film was touted to be released on 22nd December 2021. A little later in the same year, Tarkovsky, who directed the previous three films, confirmed that he won’t be returning in the directing capacity for this film. He even mentions that the film is being produced slowly, but this was later contradicted when the film’s release date was moved up to 6th August 2021. But even later in April 2021, it was confirmed that the release date for Hotel Transylvania 4 has been moved up yet again to 23rd July 2021.
Who Will be in the Cast?
Firstly, there is a major change in the Hotel Transylvania casting as Adam Sandler leaves his role as Dracula. Dracula is the owner of Hotel Transylvania and the father of Mavis. He has stepped away from the role for an unknown reason and is being replaced by Bryan Hull to voice the character. The reason for the same hasn’t been revealed by Sony Pictures either. Nevertheless, the directors, Jennifer Kluska and Derek Drymon, took this as an opportunity. The Plot of the film has Dracula turn into a human, causing the character to look a lot different than his previous iterations. Therefore, this change in casting would feel natural, embracing the full potential of Brian Hull. Other than this, the rest of the cast members remain the same.
Selena Gomez reprises her role as Mavis, daughter of Dracula, wife of Johnny, and the mother to Dennis. Adam Samberg will return as Johnny Loughran, who is the human husband to Mavis and the father to Dennis. Kathryn Hahn returns for her role in Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation as Ericka Van Helsing. She is now the wife of Dracula and great-granddaughter of Abraham Van Helsing. Jim Gaffigan will also reprise his role as Dracula’s nemesis, Professor Abraham Van Helsing, Ericka’s great-grandfather. Steve Buscemi and Molly Shannon reprise their roles as the Werewolf couple, Wayne and Wanda. David Spade and Keegan-Michael Key will play the roles of Invisible Man, Griffin, and ancient mummy, Murray, respectively. Lastly, Asher Blinkoff will voice the son of Mavis and Johnny, Dennis Loughran with Fran Drescher voicing Eunice, Frank’s wife.