Robin Williams, who died on Monday, will continue to light up the big screen and entertain fans through movies set to release this holiday season and beyond.
Moviegoers will be able to see Williams in cinemas on Dec. 19 as Teddy Roosevelt in "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb." Filming of the sequel wrapped up in May, according to Twenty-First Century Fox Inc (NASDAQ:FOXA), according to a report from Entertainment Weekly.
"Merry Friggin’ Christmas," an indie family comedy produced by "Captain America" directors Joe and Anthony Russo will be released on Nov. 7 by Phase 4 Films, and will feature Williams co-starring with Wendi McLendon-Covey, Lauren Graham and Oliver Platt.
Williams also recently starred in a Dito Montiel drama named "Boulevard" opposite Bob Odenkirk of "Breaking Bad" fame. The film, which has yet to land theatrical distribution, debuted at the Tribeca Film Festival earlier this year.
One of the first big Hollywood stars to lend his voice to an animated film -- Williams worked in 1992 for the animated film "Aladdin" -- he voiced the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything," an upcoming British comedy starring Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale, which is due to be released next year.
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Fox Films was recently developing a sequel to "Mrs. Doubtfire" -- Williams’ 1993 hit -- along with the actor, and director and long-time friend Christopher Columbus. Williams had reportedly met screenwriter David Berenbaum who was working on a second draft on the project, which was still in its early stages.
“We have lost one of our most inspired and gifted comic minds, as well as one of this generation’s greatest actors. To watch Robin work, was a magical and special privilege. His performances were unlike anything any of us had ever seen, they came from some spiritual and otherworldly place. He truly was one of the few people who deserved the title of ‘genius,’" Columbus reportedly said, in a statement.
"We were friends for 21 years. Our children grew up together, he inspired us to spend our lives in San Francisco and I loved him like a brother. The world was a better place with Robin in it. And his beautiful legacy will live on forever.”