Elizabeth Banks is back to direct the third installment of the Pitch Perfect franchise. Variety reporter Justin Kroll reported that the actress/producer/director will take the reigns again after her directorial debut with Pitch Perfect 2 ended up being one of the top grossing movies of 2015.
Pitch Perfect 3 was announced exactly a month after the second movie was released this year. Shortly after that, three of the stars from Barden Bellas (Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow) announced their return. Kay Cannon, who has been the screenwriter for the past two Pitch Perfect movies, also announced that she will continue writing the story of the Bellas for the third film. But at that point, it had yet to be announced whether or not Elizabeth Banks would be involved with this project at all, due to her upcoming projects and engagements.
With Banks directing the next Pitch Perfect movie, we can all expect the same type of humor and direction that we have been given in the previous films. Hopefully we can get answers to all of the burning questions to we still have; What will the Barden Bellas have to compete against next? Will Emily and Benji end up together? Will Beca finally become a music producer? Are Fat Amy and Bumper going to stay together? Well, all will be answered when Pitch Perfect 3 hits theaters August 4, 2017.