WhatsPlaying spoke to Elijah Wood, who is in Sydney Australia recording his voice for George Miller’s Happy Feet 2. Not much is revealed in the video, but Elijah does drop a bit of news — which I wouldn’t consider a spoiler unless you haven’t seen the first film.
Wood’s character Mumble the tapdancing penguin is a father this time around. That’s right — Mumble has a son. It is not a huge shocker as the first film ended with a celebration, and a shot of a small dancing baby penguin, implied to be the child of Mumble and Gloria.
We assume that he mated with Gloria, who was voiced by Brittany Murphy in the original film. Although you never know if that will be changed due to Murphy’s sudden death.According to a previous report by moviehole, Murphy was signed to reprise her role as Gloria in the sequel, but had not participated in any recording sessions before her passing. So it is unclear if Miller recast the part, or has written the character out of the film.
Watch the full interview embedded below.