After years, I repeat, YEARS of manifesting Princess Diaries 3, it looks like we’re finally getting our wish and miracles really DO happen once in a while (when you belieeeeeeeve).
The Hollywood Reporter has revealed that the third flick is currently in the works over at Disney and hell fkn yeah.
We’re still in the v early stages at this point. Anne Hathaway — Princess Mia Thermopolis herself — doesn’t even have a contract yet, according to the publication.
But she has been very vocal about wanting to return so I’m sure it’s just a matter of her people speaking to their people before signing the dotted line.
And to be fair, the script isn’t even done yet. It’s currently being written by Aadrita Mukerji, who has written for Reacher, Supergirl and Scorpion.
The OG Princess Diaries producer Debra Martin Chase is producing the new film along with Melissa Stack, the screenwriter behind The Other Woman and the 2020 Disney+ feature Godmothered, who is executive producing.
When I say we’ve been manifesting Princess Diaries 3 forever, I don’t just mean us thirsty fans.
Hathaway herself has been discussing her desire to return to the character for years and just recently told Entertainment Tonight she’s still keen while promoting her upcoming movie Armageddon Time.
ET correspondent Rachel Smith asked Hathaway: “Would you entertain Mia (Thermopolis) taking on a new journey? Where might she be in life, hypothetically speaking?”
“I would more than entertain it, I’m pulling for it,” Hathaway replied.
“If there’s any way to get Julie Andrews involved, I think we would make it work.
“We would go to where she was and put a green screen behind her and just make it happen.”
I think I speak on behalf of every single human being on God’s green earth when I say we want, nay need, The Princess Diaries 3. It’s the only thing that would restore peace to the world.
If they are actually considering doing #ThePrincessDiaries3 I will literally be pushing past people to see it first. A queen in never late. Everyone else is simply early. ♥️ pic.twitter.com/ICTyKIc2RB— ✨Charlie (Taylors Version)✨ (@SwiftieReader26) January 25, 2019
Now, you wouldn’t be mistaken for thinking people have been talking about The Princess Diaries 3 for a hot minute.
Garry Marshall, who directed The Princess Diaries and its sequel The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, was actually planning a third flick. ‘Yuge.
“I was with Anne Hathaway a couple weeks ago. It looks like we want to do The Princess Diaries 3 in Manhattan,” he told People back in 2016.
Sadly, Marshall passed away several months later due to complications of pneumonia after suffering a stroke.
During an appearance on Andy Cohen‘s Watch What Happens Live in 2019, Hathaway confirmed there was a script for The Princess Diaries 3. She even said other cast and crew members were keen to bring it to life.
“There is a script for the third movie. I want to do it. Julie [Andrews] wants to do it. Debra Martin Chase, our producer, wants to do it,” she said.
“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.”
Now, one OG cast member who said they’d be keen for The Princess Diaries 3 who I simply do not want to see again is Heather Matarazzo, who played Mia’s best friend Lily. No hate to Miss Matarazzo but Lily was, without a doubt, the absolute bloody worst best friend ever. Zero stars. Trash. Hated her.
“If Annie and Julie are down, of course,” she told Cosmopolitan in 2016.
We’re on, babies!!!
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