Last week, Universal Pictures confirmed that Pitch Perfect 3 is moving forward, with Kay Cannon (Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2) returning to write the script. Today, the studio has handed out a July 21, 2017 release date for the follow-up. Franchise stars Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson also confirm that they will return as Beca and Fat Amy.
The sequel will go up against an untitled animated comedy from 20th Century Fox, DreamWorks Animation and Blue Sky in its new date, which also comes one week after Planet of the Apes 3 and one week before Spider-Man. Pitch Perfect 2 director Elizabeth Banks is returning to produce, but it isn't known if she will come back to direct as well. The filmmaker may not even be available, since she signed on to direct the young adult fantasy adaptation Red Queen last week.
No other cast members have been confirmed for Pitch Perfect 3 yet, but it is believed that Hailee Steinfeld signed a multi-movie deal when she joined the cast of Pitch Perfect 2, which may include Pitch Perfect 3 and two more follow-ups. Pitch Perfect 2 also starred Brittany Snow, Skylar Astin, Adam DeVine, Katey Sagal, Anna Camp, Ben Platt and Alexis Knapp, and it has currently taken in more than $259 million worldwide since its release exactly one month ago today. While we wait for more details on Pitch Perfect 3, take a look at what Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson had to say about the sequel on their Twitter accounts earlier today.