With The Smurfs 2 set to open in U.S. theaters on July 31, 2013, the cast has been making the promotional rounds for the live action+CG animation film. In a recent interview with ComingSoon.net, actor Hank Azaria, who plays Gargamel, mentioned this about a possible third “Smurfs” film…
“I heard that the third movie, if there is one, might actually deal with the genuine origin of how all these characters ran into each other way back when.”
When asked more about the plot, Azaria gave his own take on the back story of bad guy Gargamel:
“I imagine Gargamel having attended a Harry Potter-like academy in his youth for wizards, and was sort of the black sheep—first of all, he wasn’t very good. Second of all, he must have thought the way to really be a powerful magician is to grab these Smurfs and grab their essence, and everybody must have said, ‘You’re an idiot. Don’t waste your life doing that.’ And he’s been trying his whole life to prove them wrong.”
Sony Pictures Animation has already published a July 2015 release date for The Smurfs 3. We’ll keep you posted as we learn more.
Source: Animation Magazine