Even though Pitch Perfect 2 won't be released for another few months, there are some important things you need to know about the film. Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow and the rest of the Barden Bellas will be reprising their aca-awesome roles and that's more than enough to make me want to pre-order my movie tickets. Pitch Perfect 2 hits theaters next summer but here are some things to know about the film:
1 Musical Numbers
If you thought the musical numbers in the first movie were good, wait till you watch the sequel. We know that the Bellas are competing on a global scale now so everything is bigger and better. "The performance numbers aren’t in, like, teeny auditoriums this time around," said Elizabeth Banks. "The Bellas are sort of famous. You gotta put some lasers in there, because you can have that in your backyard BBQ nowadays.” This is just one of the cool things you need to know about Pitch Perfect 2!
2 Rebel Wilson Does Her Own Stunt Work
Can we all agree that Rebel Wilson as Fat Amy was one of the best parts about Pitch Perfect? The actress told Entertainment Weekly: “I’ve been training with this coach from Cirque du Soleil for the opening sequence. It is a little bit, inspired by Pink’s performance, and it is extremely difficult. They couldn’t get a stunt double my size to do it. So they said, ‘Let’s just make Rebel do it. Is she afraid of heights? Yes? Let’s just put her up there. That should be hilarious.'” I can't wait to see how that turns out!
3 Expect Another Riff off
The original riff off was easily my favorite scene in the entire film. The thought of seeing another one in the sequel is getting me so excited! It was revealed that the sequel's version will feature a cappella versions of Taylor Swift’s “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together” and Carrie Underwood’s “Before He Cheats.”
4 Not Everyone Will Be a Bella
Even though the original Bellas will be returning, not all of them have remained Bellas. Aubrey, played by Anna Camp, has already graduated college and is no longer a part of the group. "She did graduate, and she did move on. She’s part of like, ‘This is what the future can look like,'” Anna said of her character. Meanwhile, Chloe, played by Brittany Snow, is still in college. How? Well, "because Chloe is so passionate about singing and being a part of the Bellas and being a part of a family, she intentionally failed [for] four years," Snow said.
5 The Newest Bella
Begin Again's Hailee Steinfeld is the newest Barden Bella! Her character is a legacy thanks to her mother (played by Sons of Anarchy's Katey Sagal) but she's determined to make it based on her own merits. “She doesn’t want to pull the card,” Hailee said. “She has her insecurities and she wants to know that she is a Bella because she’s a great singer and she’s a great performer.”
6 The Boys Are Back
Yup, the boys we fell in love with in the first film are all returning to the big screen. Skylar Astin, Ben Platt, and Adam Devine will be reprising their roles as Jesse, Benj, and Bumper, respectively. Speaking of Bumper.... if you watched the PP2 trailer, there's hint of a possible relationship between him and Fat Amy!
7 There Might Be a Third Movie
Although the sequel hasn't been released yet, there are already talks of a third film. Of course, it all depends on whether or not Pitch Perfect 2 delivers at the box office which, let's be real, how could it not? Peter Cramer, Universal’s co-President of Production said: “We’re definitely starting to think about it but we don’t know specifically what it would be just yet.”
Well, there you have it. These are just seven things to know about the Pitch Perfect sequel. It's hitting theaters on May 15, 2015! Are you excited for the film?