As fans scramble for information on high-profile 2015 sequels to Star Wars, Jurassic Park, The Avengers and Terminator, there’s another we know even less about. That’s Pitch Perfect 2, the sequel to the 2012 cult hit about competitive a capella singing. We know that most, if not all of the original cast is back, and that producer Elizabeth Banks is directing from a script by original writer Kay Cannon. Rumor has it the story takes place a few years after the original film. But really that’s all we know. How do the older characters return? What are the stakes? Who are the bad guys? We know almost nothing about those things.
That last question has now partially been answered. A famous a capella group called the Pentatonix, winners of the 3rd season of NBC’s The Sing-Off, have announced they’re playing rivals to the Barden Bellas, which includes Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson. Read More »
Posted on Tuesday, June 17th, 2014 by Angie Han
It’s theoretically possible that someday we’ll run out of sequel news to discuss. Today is not that day. After the jump:
- Chef‘s Emjay Anthony also joins Insurgent
- Cam Neely isn’t sure if he’s in Dumb and Dumber To
- Here’s how you can be an extra in Pitch Perfect 2
- Vin Diesel might be slowing down Fast & Furious 7
- William Eubank has ideas for a The Signal 2
- What was Guillermo del Toro‘s contribution to How to Train Your Dragon 2?
- Did you notice the subtle coming-out in HTTYD2?
- Watch a cute trailer for Dolphin Tale 2
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Posted on Wednesday, June 11th, 2014 by Angie Han
Today’s Sequel Bits involves the sea floor-dwelling creatures of Bikini Bottom, the high-flying dragon riders of Berk, and everyone in between. After the jump:
- Is China getting sick of effects-heavy Hollywood sequels?
- Rumor has it Jurassic World will feature pterodactyl riders
- Insurgent casts a couple more Dauntless characters
- Paul Walker‘s brother may be in future Fast movies
- Ernie Hudson says Ghostbusters 3 will shoot soon
- Brittany Snow tweets from the set of Pitch Perfect 2
- Get ready for lots and lots of Sharknado tie-in merchandise
- SpongeBob has a Coppertone moment in a new poster
- Watch the trailer for the video game Alien: Isolation
- See a How to Train Your Dragon 2 featurette about the score
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Briefly: The two newest members of the Barden Treblemakers are now officially returning for Pitch Perfect 2. Roommates turned a capella singers Jesse (Skylar Astin) and Benji (Ben Platt) have now both officially signed to return for the currently in-production sequel. Directed by Elizabeth Banks, almost all of the original cast is returning – including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson and Adam DeVine – as well as newcomers Haliee Steinfeld and Katey Segal. It’s scheduled for release May 15, 2015. [Deadline and Twitter]
Posted on Friday, May 16th, 2014 by Angie Han
The Barden Bellas are back! Well, technically they won’t be back on the big screen until next spring. But the actors who play them are back together in Louisiana for shooting right now, and the first Pitch Perfect 2 image has just been revealed from the set. Read More »
Posted on Wednesday, May 14th, 2014 by Angie Han
Pitch Perfect 2 reunites several beloved Barden Bellas, but it’s also introducing some fresh voices into the a cappella sound mix. Following the addition of Hailee Steinfeld last month, Sons of Anarchy star Katey Sagal has just boarded the musical comedy sequel. Get details on her role after the jump.
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Treble comes for the Barden Bellas again as Adam DeVine joins the Pitch Perfect sequel. Also after the jump:
- Will Mothra make an appearance in Godzilla 2?
- David Spade would like to bring you Joe Dirt 2
- Now You See Me 2 will shoot later this year, probably
- The Smurfs reboot gets pushed back a year
- Hear Jon Snow in a How to Train Your Dragon 2 clip
- Check out the trailer for the Rurouni Kenshin sequels
- Transformers: Age of Extinction gets a Chevy commercial
- See pics from the making of the Transformers soundtrack
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Director Elizabeth Banks is about to sign her first new addition to the cast of 2015’s Pitch Perfect 2. Oscar-nominee Hailee Steinfeld is in talks to join the sequel to the 2012 hit in an unspecified role. She’ll sing alongside Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and the rest of the original cast.
Below, read more about Hailee Steinfeld Pitch Perfect 2, including Banks’ comments on the pressures of directing. Read More »
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Posted on Thursday, April 24th, 2014 by Angie Han
Sequels: They aren’t just for movies anymore! Today’s Sequel Bits includes updates on CBS’ How I Met Your Mother spinoff How I Met Your Dad, Lifetime’s Flowers in the Attic sequel Petals on the Wind, and Fox’s 24 follow-up 24: Live Another Day. Also after the jump:
- Rebel Wilson tweets a look at Pitch Perfect 2 rehearsals
- Another Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants movie is coming
- Luc Besson doesn’t sound so sure about a Lucy sequel
- … but he seems quite certain Taken 3 has the best script of the series
- Speaking of which, here’s how to be an extra in Taken 3
- The Crouching Tiger prequel will go to the land of the hobbits
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Filming locations, new stills, set photos, videos, rumors and more: let’s get on with this edition of Sequel Bits.
- Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez are already planning Sin City 3.
- Pitch Perfect 2 will return to Baton Rouge with original costume designer.
- Fast and Furious 7 is back to shooting in Abu Dhabi.
- Check out eight new stills from The Raid 2.
- Dreamworks hints at fifth Shrek movie.
- The Smurfs 3 will be completely animated.
- Paul Blart 2 continues casting.
- Series creator Michael Patrick King has a story for a third Sex and the City.
- Check out some crazy set photos from Sharknado 2: The Second One.
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