Rumors of a third 'The Princess Diaries' film have been going around for years now, and everyone is eager to return.
'The Princess Diaries 3' will always be one of the best things from the early 2000s. Two decades later, the iconic chick flick continues to be on every girl's favorite movie of all time.
Rumors of a third film have been going around for years now. Sadly, the director of the film series already passed away in 2016. What is the status of 'The Princess Diaries 3 'now? Is it still happening? Here is what we know.
Everything is possible, but as of this moment, there is still no confirmation for 'The Princess Diaries 3.' There have been plenty of talks about the threequel in the past.
In 2020, Queen Andrews told The Talk that 'The Princess Diaries' 3 might be happening.
"I heard that there might be one," she revealed. "It's long been talked about but nothing sort of been on my desk or anything like that. I think I would [do it]. I'm getting awfully old and crotchety. I'm not sure if it's the right timing, but I think to work with Annie [Anne Hathaway, who played Princess Mia] would be lovely again, and sure I'd be up for it. I think we should wait for—if a script comes in, let's wait for that. Of course, we wouldn't have the wonderful Gary Marshall who was the director. He's passed. And he was really the nuts and bolts of it all."
"I’m getting awfully old and crotchety. I’m not sure if it’s the right timing, but I think to work with Annie [Hathaway] would be lovely again. And yeah, sure I would be up for it.” - @JulieAndrews on a potential “Princess Diary 3” movie. pic.twitter.com/0qY07FlFMi— The Talk (@TheTalkCBS) April 27, 2020
Before his death, Garry Marshall was reportedly planning the third movie already. "I was with Anne Hathaway a couple weeks ago. It looks like we want to do The Princess Diaries 3 in Manhattan," the director told People in March 2016. Sadly, his plans never happen. The filmmaker died on July 19, 2016, due to complications of pneumonia after suffering a stroke.
A third film is not confirmed yet. However, people behind the hit film series revealed that there is already a script.
In 2019, Anne Hathaway said that the script for the third film is already written.
"There is a script for the third movie.... There is a script," she told Watch What Happens Live... "I want to do it. Julie [Andrews] wants to do it. Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it. We all really want it to happen. It's just we don't want to unless it's perfect, because we love it just as much as you guys love it. It's as important to us as it is to you, and we don't want to deliver anything until it's ready, but we're working on it, so..."
Before Hathaway confirmed the script, 'Princess Diaries' book series author Meg Cabot also said the same thing. She added that if a movie will be created, it will be "kind of as a tribute" to director Garry Marshall, who died in 2016. As for the story is concerned, it is expected to deviate from the books as the author said, "I think of them as two different universes."
Despite everyone's eagerness to return and the popularity of 'The Princess Diaries,' there is still no official announcement for a third film. Hence, it will be a long and indefinite wait.
'The Princess Diaries' came out in 2001, while the sequel, 'The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement,' came out in 2004. Rumors about the third film have been going around since 2015. Sadly, there are still no official statements about its return.
If a third film receives the green light, we expect the leading cast members to reprise their roles. There is no 'The Princess Diaries' without Anne Hathaway as Mia Thermopolis, heir to the throne and Princess of Genovia. Julie Andrews will also likely return as Clarisse Renaldi, Mia's cool, royal grandmother and reigning Queen of Genovia.
The rest of the cast members have also expressed their desire to return for a third movie.
In a fan Q&A for Entertainment Weekly in 2016, Chris Pine was asked "Don't you pray every night for a Princess Diaries 3?" He answered, "Have you been reading my diary?"
Mandy Moore would also be happy to join a cameo. The actress played mean cheerleader Lana in the previous films.
"If I'm going to be involved, I would be down for a cameo," Moore told ELLE.com, "Maybe she could make amends with Mia and apologize for being a bully when she was younger. She was insecure, going through a difficult time in her life and [has now] reflected on why that wasn't okay."
Princess Mia's best friend Lilly Moscovitz (Heather Matarazzo) might also return.
She told Cosmopolitan in 2016, "If Annie and Julie are down, of course."