Good news Pitches: the Barden Bellas will officially be back for another round of riff-offs and acs-adventures."Pitch Perfect 3″ has wrapped up filming in Atlanta, and is currently in post-production, according to "Entertainment Weekly."
Although the plot of the film has been kept tightly under wraps, it's known that the Treblemakers, fronted by Bumper (Adam DeVine) and Jesse (Skylar Astin), are not set to make a return. Skylar Austin made the announcement via his Instagram that the boys won't be back.
But, don't fret just yet. Despite the exit of the all-male a capella group, many of the Bellas are set to return, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Anna Camp and Brittany Snow. Even Hailee Steinfeld is set to reprise her role as Emily Junk for her return to the Bellas. Anna Kendrick posted a picture on Instagram that showed off just how many shenanigans the cast gets up to when they aren't filming to help strengthen the on camera chemistry.
The movie will also introduce some new characters. Andy Allo, a singer who studied under Prince, is joining Universal's third film as a rival singer to the franchise's a capella group. Along with Allo's introduction, will be Ruby Rose ("Orange is the New Black"), whose role in the movie has not yet been confirmed.
Despite the power-packed strong female cast, the movie could prove to be a hit or miss. Where "Pitch Perfect" was refreshing and original, spewing quotable catch phrases left and right ("Aca-scuse me?" "pitches" and "horizontal running"), "Pitch Perfect 2" relied heavily on the hype from the first movie, and fell into the trap of leaning too hard into the stereotypes they had created. Jokes missed their mark on more than one occasion, with Becca's love-hate relationship with her German competitor, baffling audiences worldwide.
Even the music in the second installment was far less entertaining. Whereas the first movie included mostly almost exclusively top hits, and spur of the moment mash-ups, the second mixed big name songs as a name dropping technique, perhaps to attract more of an audiences. "Pitch Perfect 3" will likely include the trend of pop-esque music, as it appeals to most of the pre-teen and teen audiences. Since it's against riff-off rules to use an original song, it's unlikely that they'll seriously sing a new piece until the finale, the same way they did in the second movie.
"Pitch Perfect 3" is set to be released on Dec. 22, 2017.
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