The Pitch Perfect franchise helped launch several careers, including that of comedian Adam Devine. His role as Bumper became a quick fan favorite element of Pitch Perfect and Pitch Perfect 2, but the Workaholics alum was notably absent from Pitch Perfect 3. That said, during a recent interview with CinemaBlend to talk about his new Netflix film, Game Over, Man!, Devine opened up and told us that there was a tempting pitch for an unmade Pitch Perfect movie that would've involved Bumper getting married to Rebel Wilson's Fat Amy. Devine explained:
I heard a funny pitch of it from Kay Cannon, the writer, who was like tossing around ideas. She was like 'I think it could be funny if you and Rebel got married, and you had won The Voice.' So I was on The Voice at the end of the credits sequence for the second movie, and she was like, 'So you won. Now you're a star. you and Rebel are getting married, and all of the girls are back together after not seeing each other for a while, and you're out of college, and you kind of aren't together for a while.' And Rebel has to deal with me being an egomaniac, but she's still in love with me, but usually, she was the egomaniac and the one who was the star in our relationship and have that turn on her as well. I thought that would've been a cool idea, but I'm fine doing my own thing, and I don't necessarily need to go back, but I think that'd be fun.
That story obviously never happened, but Adam Devine makes it sounds like it would've been the type of tale to bring him back to the Pitch Perfect family. Unlike previous installments in the franchise, this movie would've allowed Bumper to get the upper hand in the relationship with Fat Amy, forcing her to cope with his newfound fame and fortune after winning The Voice. Pitch Perfect crossed with Bridesmaids? Sign us up.
If that story eventually goes on to provide the basis for Pitch Perfect 4 (if such a sequel ever happens), then it will likely have to go through some changes to fit the existing universe. Pitch Perfect 3 already touched on the idea of the Barden Bellas seeing each other for the first time since graduation, and the ending of the film seemingly implied their long-term plans to stick together as friends. Having said that, there's arguably still plenty of fertile ground to explore Bumper and Fat Amy as fiancés.
Of course, it's also worth highlighting the fact that Adam Devine seems content to work on his own material right now. He definitely noted that he would enjoy diving back into the Pitch Perfect well for a fun story, but the actor also pointed out that he's currently doing his "own thing" for the moment. He has found a promising home at Netflix with projects like Game Over, Man! and his recent film When We First Met, so he seems to have a good thing going for himself right now.
Only time will tell if Adam Devine will ever return to the Pitch Perfect franchise. Until that day comes, you can watch out for his latest film when Game Over, Man! debuts on Netflix on March 23. Moreover, you can also check out our Netflix premiere guide and our 2018 movie premiere guide to see what this year has in store!