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Good news for dedicated fans of the Boss Baby Cinematic Universe: Deadline has confirmed that the franchise’s second film is now in the works, with star Alec Baldwin set to return as the hard-dealing suit baby audiences have come to know and love.

Of course, the existence of Boss Baby 2 raises all sorts of questions about the conclusion to Boss Baby 1 (or Boss Baby: Origins, as we’ll now retroactively begin to refer to it). After all, didn’t Boss Baby give up the magical serum that gave him his magical, boss-like powers? Wasn’t the Forever Puppies plot destroyed? Didn’t the film end by jumping forward to the future, showing a generation of new, non-Baldwin Boss Babies taking the corporate high-chair throne? (Rest assured, the answer to all these questions is “Yes, yes, and yes.”)

Still, it’s not like you get to write a Boss Baby movie without having a pretty firm hand on the narrative complexities of its overriding mythos. Honestly, we’re just excited to see where the franchise goes next. Space Boss Baby? A New Pope crossover? An opposing female Boss Baby, turning the film into a sort of infant 9 To 5? We’ll know more as the sequel’s March 26, 2021 release date approaches.