If you've been keeping tabs on the marketing for Universal's Pitch Perfect 3, you probably already know the studio is touting the threequel as the final one, with "last call pitches" being splashed all over posters for the new movie. However, Pitch Perfect 3 had a decent start out of the gate this weekend, and was expected to bump over $26 million following the Christmas Day holiday. So, could a fourth movie happen? Director Trish Sie, at least, thinks it totally should. In a recent interview, she explained why.
I mean, of course that's above my pay grade and I have no idea and am not the one making the decisions but as far as I am concerned, I would see these movies on and on and on until they start sucking. I think whether it's these women in the next stage of life or it's a new group of women going through these things, I think there are endless ways to chart the course of the girls' lives and a woman's life.
If it were up to Trish Sie, it sounds like Pitch Perfect 4 would be a go already. Regardless, as the director mentioned to THR, it's not wholly up to her. If another movie is eventually made, the studio would have to greenlight it. Then, a script would have to be written, and then a director like Trish Sie would have to be hired on to oversee the project to fruition. As long as scripts that work keep getting written, Sie seems to think continuing the story is good idea.
Look, Pitch Perfect wasn't originally conceived as a franchise. It was just a fun, college-oriented movie about a girl who wanted to make music and found a way to do it with a bunch of other awesome nerds. When the second movie was greenlighted, writer Kay Cannon had to come up with a way to keep the characters together and compete in a competition, despite facing challenges including the fact that some of them had graduated from college and more. The third movie is very similar, and takes the ladies on a USO tour that doubles as a competition for a contract with DJ Khaled. Someone would have to be really clever to come up with a premise for a fourth movie, as the ladies are currently moving on with their adult lives. A reboot might really be the best option if another movie were to move forward, and without the magic of the current cast, it's hard to know if it would be worth it.
Really, however, whether or not Pitch Perfect 4 will happen likely boils down to money. If the third movie manages to make money -- and it got off to a decent but not overly impressive start -- then perhaps eventually Beca and the gang will get back together for a fourth movie. After all, it seems if it does happen, most of the ladies involved with the film would be on board.
Pitch Perfect 3 is currently in theaters. To find out what else is heading to the big screen soon, take a look at our 2018 movies schedule.