As fans around the world come to terms with the untimely passing of comedian Robin Williams, the talented actor will live on through his work – including several features that have yet to be released to the public. If you’re looking for a way to say good-bye to Williams one last time, you’ll have multiple opportunities over the course of the next few months.
At the time of his death, Williams had four films completed and was attached to an announced Mrs. Doubtfire sequel. It seems unlikely the latter project will ever be made now, but the four finished features will hit screens in the months ahead.
Fans’s first opportunity to see Williams on the big screen comes with the November 7 release of Merry Friggin’ Christmas (seen above in an on-set image posted online), a holiday-themed comedy that finds the actor working alongside Joel McHale. IMDb blurbs the plot like this:
“Boyd Mitchler and his family must spend Christmas with his estranged family of misfits. Upon realizing that he left all his son's gifts at home, he hits the road with his dad in an attempt to make the eight-hour round trip before sunrise.”
After that, Williams will return to a more familiar role – reprising his turn as U.S. President Teddy Roosevelt in Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb. The third entry in the popular franchise is slated for a December 19 theatrical bow. Check out the trailer below.
Also on the docket is a wider release of Tribeca Film Festival feature Boulevard (pictured below). Williams teams up with Breaking Bad’s Bob Odenkirk in this drama from director Dito Montiel. No release date for that film has yet been announced.
Finally, the Aladdin star gets back to doing voiceover work in the comedy Absolutely Anything. Williams will provide the voice of Dennis the Dog (seen below) in the live-action film, working alongside Simon Pegg and Kate Beckinsale. Absolutely Anything is scheduled for a 2015 release.
While it remains to be seen if any of these films will join the pantheon of classic Williams performances, they do at the very least provide fans several opportunities to see Robin Williams ply his craft for the last time.