According to Rebel Wilson, fans of Pitch Perfect have something to celebrate about: A third film!
2012's Pitch Perfect managed to score $113 million dollars on a modest budget of $17 million. More importantly, it inspired a fairly instantaneous cult following. It garnered strong reviews, but the buzz amongst fans was probably the big story. I never saw it, but I recall hearing about it nonstop in my circles (said the actor with a ton of musical theatre friends). So, naturally, a sequel was greenlit. Pitch Perfect 2 is set to come out next month on May 15.
But now there's this tweet from Amy Kaufman of the LA Times:
If she is to be believed, and Wilson wasn't just blowing smoke, this would mean that Universal is very confident about Pitch Perfect 2 and ready to proceed with a follow-up right away.
Pitch Perfect 2 finds Elizabeth Banks in the director's chair, and will hopefully live up to fan expectations when it belts its way into theaters next month.