I fear we are soon going to live in a world where all movie titles include “2” or “3.” Yes, we are rapidly approaching sequel overload, but this news is sure to make some fans of a beloved YA franchise very happy.
On Thursday night’s Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, we discovered what a fawning fangirl Jimmy could be as he gushed over guest Alexis Bledel’s work on Gilmore Girls and in the 2005 movie Sisters of the Traveling Pants. When Jimmy brought up the possibility of a third movie, asking, “Can there be another one?” Alexis replied, “I really hope so. I would love it. It would be the best thing.” She went on to say that a script for a follow up to the original movie and its 2008 sequel has been pitched to the studio.
Alexis wasn’t the only “sister” to talk about the proposed film. Amber Tamblyn took to Twitter with news about the movie that was “not enough to break the internet, but certainly could crack it.“ She later shared, “Alexis is right. We’ve been pitching and there is a script. A good one. It’s up to a studio now to make the film. So far, no luck. So keep your fingers crossed, or, knock down their doors with jeans emojis.”
Sorry for that delay, my daughter needed me. Where was I? Oh yes. Alexis is right. We’ve been pitching and there is a script. A good one. It’s up to a studio now to make the film. So far, no luck. So keep your fingers crossed, or, knock down their doors with jeans emojis.
— Amber Tamblyn (@ambertamblyn) April 27, 2018
Last but not least, Blake Lively talked SoTP 3 with Entertainment Tonight at CinemaCon last Thursday, saying of the new move that, ”I think it could really happen.” She went on to add that, “I think that people who love the movie want to see it. So, I mean, fans have gotten bigger movies made.” She cited hubby Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool as a film made “thanks to the fans” and asserted, “So I’m saying we’ll do it.”
Ryan took a playful jab at his wife’s movie in a recent trailer for Deadpool 2, uttering the line, “Doing the right thing is messy, but if you want to fight for what’s right, sometimes you have to fight dirty, and that’s why ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ is straight-up pornography.”
If this third movie does happen, it will have been a long time coming. Back in 2014, Variety reported that a third film was in the works, claiming the script would come from author Ann Brashares’ fifth and final novel in the Traveling Pants series, Sisterhood Everlasting. The film would check in with the four friends – Amber, Alexis, Blake and America Ferrera – who were the center of the first two films in their 30s, reuniting after losing touch over the years. Ken Kwapis, who directed the first film (but not the second), was set to direct and the screenplay was to be drafted by Dawson’s Creek’s Liz Garcia.
In sequel world, I don’t mind this news. If they could incorporate Deadpool into the proceedings, I’d definitely buy a ticket for this new film.
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