Make way for Anne Hathaway. Princess Mia Thermopolis may very well be returning to Genovia.
It’s been 12 years since “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement” was released. Director Garry Marshall recently spilled the beans that he has plans on putting out a 3rd instalment of the successful Disney’s “Princess Diaries” franchise.
While speaking to People Magazine, Marshall revealed that he even met up with Hathaway who was totally on board. “I was with Anne Hathaway a couple weeks ago, it looks like we want to do Princess Diaries 3 in Manhattan,” said the 81-year-old director.
However, audiences may have to wait awhile before this fairy tale come to fruition. In case you didn’t know, Hathaway is expecting her first child with husband Adam Schulman. “Anne Hathaway is very pregnant, so we have to wait until she has the baby and then I think we’re going to do it,” Marshall added.
It’s very likely that Hathaway will be on maternity leave after giving birth to the baby (according Daily Mail, it’s going to be a little princess), so filming probably won’t start anytime soon. But the important thing is, we’re getting “Princess Diaries 3”, and that’s what matters.
But what about “Star Trek” star Chris Pine? Any chance Pine might reprise his role as Lord Nicholas Devereau, Mia’s frenemy-turned-love interest? Marshall says it’s a possibility. “Maybe… He’s quite big now, you know,” he told People. “Well Chris Pine likes me, you know why? Because his father is in Mother’s Day! Chris Pine and my kids went to similar schools, so I knew him as a kid.”
If you recall, the 1st film told the tale of Mia who learns that she’s next in line to the throne in the fictional country of Genovia. The 2nd movie, released in 2004, focused on Mia’s journey to the throne as Queen after escaping the arranged marriage that had been planned for her. God only knows what Mia’s been up to over the past decade, but we bet it’s fabulous!
We’re really looking forward to “Princess Diaries 3” hitting the theatres. Make it happen, Disney!