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The Addams Family 2 Trailer Is Mysterious, Spooky, And Hilarious

Are you ready for some altogether kooky and perhaps even ooky news, "Addams Family" fanatics? For devotees of the gloomy family's 2019 animated adventure, a sequel is set to arrive in 2021. 

The first film in the series focuses on the origin of the Addams clan, in which the very gothic Gomez (Oscar Isacc) and Morticia (Charlize Theron) are chased away from their own family during their wedding reception. They stake out a place of their own in a gothic mansion in New Jersey. While they desperately try to protect their children from the outside world, Wednesday (Chloë Grace Moretz) chooses to attend junior high school in a nearby town, running afoul of Margaux Needler (Allison Janney), who plans to run the Addams out of town after they ruin her plans for building a "perfect" community nearby called "Assimilation." Meanwhile, Pugsley (Finn Wolfhard in the first film and Javon "Wanna" Walton in the sequel) must learn an Addams rite of passage and dance the Mazurka.

A fresh trailer for the film's sequel, "The Addams Family 2," dropped on July 7, and we're here to break down all of the best bits of what was seen in its spine-tingling yet silly adventures.

Family togetherness continues to be a theme for the series

It seems that "The Addams Family 2" will follow its predecessor's themes of the importance of family and individuality. During the trailer, Pugsley and Wednesday seem to be working their way toward independence, skipping meals for some alone time, for instance. Gomez and Morticia worry that they're growing away from the family. The Addams patriarch's solution to the problem is a summer road trip in the family's hearse-like old family camper, with Lurch, Thing, and Fester included. This plan doesn't excite Wednesday or Pugsley. "This is cruel, even for you," Wednesday declares during the trailer.

The kids will likely be up to some wild antics of their own. Wednesday can be seen manipulating her younger brother via a voodoo doll during various points, even flinging the doll off the edge of a waterfall. Not that Pugsley stays out of trouble — he detonates several bombs in the Grand Canyon as his family looks on in astonishment.

The trailer also features an appearance by Cousin It, who rides in on a Jet Ski and parties hard with a lion.  It's voice actor is telegraphed by the brief use of "Who Am I (What's My Name)" — it's Snoop Dogg.

"The Addams Family 2" will hit theaters on October 1st.