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In a February2015 interview discussing the film's financial success, Megan Collison, president of worldwide distribution and marketing at Paramount, stated the possibility of a third film was "a good bet." In another interview, Paramount vice-chairman Rob Moore remarked, "Hopefully, it won't take 10 years to make another film." Later in 2015, in a tweet by Viacom, it was revealed that Paramount Pictures would be developing sequels to existing franchises such as World War Z, Jack Reacher and a third SpongeBob Movie.
On August 3, 2015, in a tweet by Vincent Waller, it was confirmed that the sequel is in pre-production, and that Paul Tibbitt will be directing it. Waller later suggested the release date of the film "should be in 2018" but may "land in 2017." He also revealed that the crew working on the series would not necessarily be working on the movie. This enables the series to be produced in tandem with the movie. Ruben Hickman is helping out with preliminary developments of the movie, with the same group of producers being present - Cale Boyter, Mary Parent, and Craig Sost. Vincent Waller has given the reason for the mix of 2D and 3D animation as expense-based.
As of March2017, animatics for the film have already been completed.
On March 28, 2017, Yahoo! Movies reported on its Twitter feed that the movie had been given the title of The SpongeBob Movie and the release date had been pushed back to August 2, 2019.
The current title The SpongeBob Movie is a place holder until the actual title is chosen.
On May 29, 2017, Kristen Caplan was announced to be the production manager of the movie.