With all the hype surrounding Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, the sequel to Puss in Boots (2011), which is now also Oscar nominated, UK fans have been waiting patiently for the film to hit our shores.


Now they are finally in luck, with the sequel starring Antonio Banderas as the swashbuckling cat finally in UK cinemas. The film sees the ordinarily reckless Puss realise he's burned through eight of his nine lives and embark upon another adventure to find the mythical Wishing Star, which will allow him to restore his squandered lives.

A trailer previously gave us a glimpse at the return of Kitty Softpaws, Puss’s romantic interest from the first movie, who is voiced by returning cast member Salma Hayek.

So, how can fans in the UK watch Puss in Boots: The Last Wish and is it available to stream? Read on for everything you need to know about how to watch Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Puss in Boots 2 UK release date

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish landed in the US back in December 2022 and now, after months of waiting, has finally arrived in the UK as of Friday 3rd February 2023 – meaning you can head out to the cinema to watch it right now.

The sequel has been in the works for many, many years, with Antonio Banderas first confirming that it had begun production back in 2014, telling Collider at the time: "We started the new one four days ago."

He continued: "It did incredibly well with audiences and critics, all around the world, and the character is going to keep going. With Jeffrey [Katzenberg], whatever he wants. He's one of my favourite producers. This character was born almost 12 years ago. We have had a lot of fun with him, and it seems that audiences do, too. So, we're doing another one."

In 2014, the movie was given the title Puss in Boots 2: Nine Lives & 40 Thieves and was scheduled to be released in 2018, but was delayed and eventually scrapped by DreamWorks Animation.

How to watch Puss in Boots 2: Is it available to stream?

Not yet – to begin with, the film is getting an exclusive theatrical run from 3rd February and so is currently only available in cinemas.

But there's a good chance fans will eventually be able to watch the film in the comfort of their own homes, most likely on Netflix as part of the streamer's ongoing Animated Film License Deal with DreamWorks.

We'll update this page when it becomes clear if and when the film will be arriving on Netflix in the UK, but for now you can watch the first Puss in Boots film on the platform.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish cast

Florence Pugh in The Little Drummer Girl
Florence Pugh in The Little Drummer Girl.

There's great news on the cast front: Antonio Banderas has returned to voice Puss in Boots, while Salma Hayek also reprises her role as Kitty Softpaws.

Newcomers to the voice cast of the franchise include Harvey Guillén (Reacher) as Puss and Kitty’s new canine contact Perro, while Florence Pugh (Black Widow) voices villain Goldilocks – the leader of the Three Bears Crime Family.

Meanwhile, Olivia Colman (The Lost Daughter), Ray Winstone (Black Widow) and Samson Kayo (Sliced) play Mama Bear, Papa Bear, and Baby Bear respectively, while there are also roles for Wagner Moura (Narcos), Anthony Mendez (Jane the Virgin), John Mulaney (Big Mouth), and Da’Vine Joy Randolph (Trolls).

Has Salma Hayek returned as Kitty Softpaws for Puss in Boots 2?

Salma Hayek.

Yes, the cat is out of the bag. Salma Hayek (Eternals) is back to voice Kitty Softpaws, Puss's love interest from the first movie.

The first trailer for the movie gave fans a preview of her reuniting with Banderas, who voices the fiercely adorable titular cat, and it looks like there might be some romance in store for the duo. Read more on this below.

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish trailer

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Universal Pictures/ YouTube

DreamWorks released the first trailer for Puss in Boots: The Last Wish back in March 2022, giving fans a first look at Antonio Banderas back as the voice of the feline swashbuckler.

Once again, Puss in Boots is looking fabulous in the face of danger as he fights a colossal stone monster in front of a huge crowd.

However, it’s soon clear that his victory has come at a price, as he realises he only has one of his nine cat lives remaining.

“When you only have one life, that’s what makes it special,” Kitty Softpaws (Hayek) tells him. Watch below:

Puss in Boots: The Last Wish is available in UK cinemas now. Visit our Film hub for more news and features, and find something to watch tonight with our TV Guide and Streaming Guide.


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