It was announced this summer – to the joy of fans everywhere – that Pitch Perfect 3 was in the works and while Elizabeth Banks was confirmed as producer, the jury was still out on whether she would take the role as director again. However, Pitch Perfect superfans can breathe a sigh of relief as it has now been announced that Ms Banks will officially be sitting in the director’s chair.
After appearing in the first hit film, the actress then took on the role of director for the second franchise and it went down a storm – making $229 million if we’re going to be exact. In addition to Elizabeth, Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Brittany Snow have all also been confirmed to appear in the third instalment.
When Pitch Perfect was released in 2012, it was an unexpected box office hit and we were literally praying for a second instalment as soon as the end credits rolled. From Beca’s (aka Anna Kendrick’s) Cups phenomenon (which went viral, btw) and Fat Amy’s (Rebel Wilson’s) constant LOLs, we knew the Pitch Perfect franchise was bound to stick around for a while. Luckily our prayers were answered, as Pitch Perfect 2 was released in May this year, but now comes the even more exciting news that we’re going to be treated to the Barden Bellas’ victorious vocals once more.
Hailee Steinfeld joined Pitch Perfect 2 as newcomer Emily Junk (incredible name), and last night she exclusively revealed to E! News that she will definitely be returning for Pitch Perfect 3: “I’m in! I can’t wait. It’s all happening.” Anna Kendrick told Time magazine: “I’m not one to count my chickens, so I just want to see how this one does and find out if there’s an appetite for that before I even think about it. I’ll drive myself crazy.”
The only bad news is we’re gonna have to wait until 21st July 2017 for the threquel. At least we can rewatch the other two though, eh?
By Hannah Brimson