Pitch Perfect 2 just got funnier, as Adam DeVine is now officially confirmed to return for the a cappella comedy sequel, which is set to be directed by Elizabeth Banks this time around. We've been hearing updates on the cast, but most of the confirmed actors for the followup have been female. With his busy schedule, between his feature work, his Comedy Central commitments as an actor and a writer, and his other appearances, we weren't sure if we were going to see DeVine's character Bumper back for Pitch Perfect 2, but it looks like he will return after all.
Deadline reported the news, noting that the scene-stealer is on board for Pitch Perfect 2. He joins confirmed returners Rebel Wilson and Anna Kendrick, as well as newcomer Hailee Steinfeld. And based on a photo that circulated late last month, we'll also be seeing Bellas Ester Dean, Alexis Knapp, Brittany Snow, Hana Mae Lee and Kelley Jakle in the sequel.
In Pitch Perfect, Adam DeVine played Bumper, the leader of the all-male college a cappella group The Treblemakers. In addition to rocking the microphone, Bumper was well known for some of his funny (oftentimes rude) lines. This featurette breaks down some of the highlights of DeVine's character in Pitch Perfect.
When last we saw Bumper (Pitch Perfect spoiler alert), he was parting ways with the Treblemakers not long before the final competition. Earning himself a job as a back-up singer for John Mayer, Bumper took off and the Treblemakers went to the competition without their leader, but still pulled off a pretty fantastic performance, thanks in part to Skyler Astin's character Jesse, and Jesse's under-appreciated but totally magical roommate Benji. The Treblemakers lost to the Bellas, however, and we wouldn't be all that surprised if Bumper were to claim that their failure was due to his own absence. Regardless, it'll be exciting to see how Adam DeVine's character is reintroduced for the sequel, and whether or not his interest in Rebel Wilson's Fat Amy is returned this time around.
As an actor and a writer, DeVine's been very busy lately, starring and writing for his Comedy Central series Workaholics and voicing the role of Pizza Steve in Uncle Grandpa. He also has Adam DeVine's House Party at Comedy Central, and on the feature side, his credits include Neighbors (keep an eye out for "Beer Pong Guy #1), Break Point and the anticipated horror The Final Girls.
Pitch Perfect 2 is scheduled to arrive in theaters May 15, 2015.