The Barden Bellas will be back this May to sing their hearts out for Pitch Perfect 2. If the box office receipts of the 2012 outing proved anything, it’s that comedy can still appeal to a large audience AND be all kinds of weird to boot. While we’ve a month to go until verdicts are in on the sequel, the critical and audience response isn’t necessarily a factor for Pitch Perfect 3. In fact, earlier this year Paramount co-president Peter Cramer said “We’re definitely starting to think about it but we don’t know specifically what it would be just yet.”
Now, thanks to a Tweet from LA Times’ Film Reporter Amy Kaufman, we know one star who’s lining up for a third aca-outing:
News: Rebel Wilson just told me there will be a 3rd @PitchPerfect and she recently signed on to be in it! (She doesn’t know abt Kendrick.)
— Amy Kaufman (@AmyKinLA) April 11, 2015
The content of that brief Tweet is the extent of our knowledge of the movie thus far. With the second movie not even in theaters yet, it’s understandable that story beats have yet to be hashed out for a third. It’s thought that Hailee Steinfeld, who joins the Bellas in the sequel, is expected to commandeer the franchise into the future should Anna Kendrick opt out of future instalments. With the sequel on its way, it’s highly likely that the studio will make an official announcement concerning Pitch Perfect 3 very soon.
Pitch Perfect 2 opens in theaters on May 15.
The Barden Bellas are back in Pitch Perfect 2, the follow-up to 2012’s smash hit. The comedy is helmed by Elizabeth Banks, co-star and producer of Pitch Perfect, and produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman and Banks. Writer Kay Cannon returns to the team to pen the next chapter.