Numerous stars, especially Anna Kendrick, are ready to move on to other franchises and films.
The Bellas are back to show they are not a joke. For one last call.
The first Pitch Perfect 3 trailer is officially here, which means you'll soon have an entirely new roster of aca-awesome songs to add to your Spotify playlists. Needless to say, they all miss the days when they were singing in their acapella group and winning the World Championships.
Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and their crew will return as the Barden Bellas, the all-female a cappella team who first brought the world of competitive singing to life on-screen back in 2012.
I suppose introducing Hailee Steinfeld in the previous movie gives Universal the opportunity to keep this alive with more films centered around her character if this one makes enough money at the box office, but it certainly seems as if Beca and the now-graduated Bellas' storyline is coming to a close.
Elizabeth Banks didn't return to direct this one (Trish Sie stepped in) but is back in her role as Gale and is as passive aggressive as ever. When speaking to Entertainment Weekly in 2016, Banks said "We feel obligated to put out the absolute best movie... it's really hard to figure out what the story is ... we've been developing our asses off".
Then Pitch Perfect 2 became a huge hit, grossing $300 million, and suddenly the studio wanted a third film with the original cast - and that's just what we're getting.