Many people have been wishing for years for a third film in the The Princess Diaries franchise, and now it’s happening.
It’s true, there will be a third installment of The Princess Diaries.
The third installment of The Princess Diaries is currently in production at Disney, as reported by The Hollywood Reporter on November 15.
Sources has also since confirmed the news with the organization.
The late Garry Marshall directed both the original 2001 film The Princess Diaries and its 2004 sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, so that this new film will be the third in the series.
Aadrita Mukerji is writing the script for the highly anticipated threequel, but few other details have been revealed.
The first film was written by Gina Wendkos, and Shonda Rhimes was brought in to pen the sequel.
Debra Martin Chase, who was involved in the production of the first two movies, will also be back, this time as an executive producer alongside Melissa K. Stack.
(In case you were wondering, Whitney Houston co-produced the first two movies with Debra!)
While there is some positive news, there is also some bad.
According to Variety, the fates of Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews’ participation in the film remain uncertain.
Hathaway recently expressed interest in reprising her role as Mia Thermopolis, and it’s possible that Queen Clarisse Renaldi might as well, but it’s still too early to tell.
Anne expressed her openness to the idea of a third installment in the series during an interview with Entertainment Tonight in October 2022.
And, “I’m pulling for it,” she said. You know, I really think we could pull this off if Julie Andrews were involved.
Star of the sequel Raven-Symoné echoed Anne’s sentiments back in 2017, and don’t forget that the author of the original Princess Diaries book series, Meg Cabot, also hinted at a third film in the series in the same year.
Which director will helm the third installment of the Princess Diaries?
We lost Garry Marshall, the director of the original and sequel Princess Diaries films, in 2016. Disney has not yet announced a director for the sequel, though Aadrita Mukerji has been credited with writing the story.
How long till the release of Princess Diaries 3?
A release date has not been set for Princess Diaries 3, which was only announced on November 15.
As the film’s plot and cast are both being kept under wraps, it will likely be some time before we learn when it will be released.
But you should move quickly, Disney. Years, if not decades, have passed with no sign of this happening.
How about Anne Hathaway and Julie Andrews? Will they be in Princess Diaries 3?
There has been no official word on whether or not Anne Hathaway or Julie Andrews will be back for Princess Diaries 3. But! Anne has said in the past that she would be game to return for a third instalment.