In 2016, the movie Sing came out. In the popular movie, koala bear Buster Moon is a struggling theatre owner. To keep his theatre from going into foreclosure, he holds a singing contest. His competition brings together animals of many different kinds and styles.
Sing 2 came out in 2021, and a lot had changed by then. First of all, Mike the mouse, who was a fan favorite, was nowhere to be found. Even stranger was that the movie never talked about his absence. Mike wasn't mentioned at all. So what's up? We'll talk about why Mike wasn't in Sing 2.
Who is Mike in the Movie “Sing?”
Mike is a street musician mouse whose voice is done by Seth MacFarlane. He only shows up in Sing. He wanted money, fame, and women in his life. He seemed proud and greedy, and he made no attempt to hide the fact that he thought he was better than everyone else.
So much so that he bought a flashy car before the singing competition because he thought he would win the prize money and be rich. But as a musician, Mike did have the right skills and voice.
He mostly sang jazz songs, such as “My Way” by Frank Sinatra. Mike's fur was white, and he usually wore a red suit, a red fedora, a black tie, and black shoes.
What Happened to Mike in Sing 2?
Some people say that Mike the Mouse left Sing 2 because he liked to gamble. It's said that he got too involved with the Bears' gambling and lost everything, including his money, his home, and his favorite fedora. Some people say he just didn't fit into the plot of the sequel.
Some people have even said that the bears ate him, which we think is a bit out of line. No matter what the reason was, fans were sad that such a well-known character wasn't in the movie. Do we know for sure why he wasn't taken into account?
It turns out that Mike the Mouse's absence has never been talked about in an official way. Not by Garth Jennings, who writes and directs movies, or by Seth MacFarlane himself. We might never know for sure what happened, but fan theories might help us feel better about it.
On the official Sing 2 forum, a Reddit user named RiffRafe2 said that they went to a Q&A where Garth Jennings said that, even though he loved Seth McFarlane's singing and acting, he just couldn't stand the character anymore, which is understandable, and that's why the character wasn't in the sequel.
RiffRafe2 also said that Jennings said that if there was a Sing 3, he might think about bringing Mike back. Now, don't give us false hopes. Since Sing 2 came out in theatres, people have been talking about Sing 3. There is no official word on the matter right now. Michigansportszone will keep you up to date if or when that changes.