It’s been over a decade since the release of Disney’s The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. However that doesn’t mean there isn’t hope for a third film.
While on Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen, Anne Hathaway shared some encouraging details regarding the development of the film.
“There is a script for the third movie. There is a script, 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.”
Sadly, the original director, Garry Marshall, passed away in 2016, and the cast is still waiting to make sure they do the third film justice.
“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.”
The two previous Princess Diaries’ films were a hit for Disney as the films combined grossed a little over $300 million at the worldwide box office. Both were also made made on under a $40 million production budget. So, the studio sees what the franchise could do financially.
Released in 2001, the first film follows Mia Thermopolis (Hathaway), a shy American teenager who learns that she is heir to the throne of a European kingdom. Under the tutelage of her estranged grandmother (Andrews), the kingdom’s reigning queen, Mia must decide whether she wishes to claim the throne she has inherited or abdicate her title permanently. In 2004, Royal Engagement was released.
Check out the full interview down below.