The Barden Bellas are returning for a third time.
Universal has set a July 21, 2017 release date for the third movie in the Pitch Perfect trilogy. This is coming only a few weeks after the release the second installment.
Very few people will be surprised that Universal Pictures decided to make their Pitch Perfect franchise a trilogy, seeing how well the first two movies did at the Box Office. In fact the franchise is one of the most successful franchises in a while, when you consider the budget for each movie to how much it grossed at the Box Office (Pitch Perfect made $115million on a $17million budget, while PP2 has grossed $260million on a $29million budget).
The good news is that Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson have been confirmed to headline Pitch Perfect 3. There were some doubts about whether the stars will return, because their contracts did not include a third movie, which would give them serious power of bargaining. It however seems all that’s been settled and work on the film can start.
The Pitch Perfect 3 script will be penned by Kay Cannon, who also penned to two previous ones, but no news yet on whether or not Elizabeth Banks will be returning to helm the film. The film will be produced by Paul Brooks, Elizabeth Banks and Max Handelman.