Pitch Perfect 3 is reportedly in the works following the massive success of Pitch Perfect 2, and writer Kay Cannon reportedly in talks with Universal.

Pitch Perfect 3: Are Kay Cannon And Elizabeth Banks Returning?

Universal Pictures has given the green light to a third Pitch Perfect film, but it’s still unclear whether the creative forces behind Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2 will be back for the third film about the world of collegiate a cappella.

Cannon, who wrote the first two scripts, is reportedly in talks with the studio to return as screenwriter, and Hailee Steinfeld’s Pitch Perfect 2 contract reportedly included a possible sequel.

Steinfeld joined the Pitch Perfect cast in the record-breaking sequel as Emily, a new freshman who joins the Barden Bellas. Stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson are reportedly not signed on for a third film, but their characters, as well as the rest of the main returning cast, played seniors in the sequel and graduated before the end of the film, so it would be easy to explain their disappearance from the franchise.

Also up in the air is the involvement of co-star, producer and Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks. Banks made history this spring when Pitch Perfect 2 became the highest grossing directorial debut ever, taking in $69.2 million opening weekend. The musical film exceeded expectations – the first Pitch Perfect film made $65 million during its entire US run. Pitch Perfect 2 was released on May 15, and nearly one month later, remains in the Top 10 grossing films at the box office, and has reportedly grossed a total of $160.85 million so far. Despite Banks’ incredible success as a first time director, reports do not mention any talks between the studio and Banks as director.

Cannon, Banks and Steinfeld have all remained silent on the matter on social media, and more news will likely come out once deals have been finalized. Steinfeld responded to a fan on Twitter who wrote about the rumored sequel starring Steinfeld with, “They are?”

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