There's a lot of reasons to enjoy Pitch Perfect, not least of which is Anna Kendrick's musical cups routine. Add to this some good gags, breezy-silly pop music and a strong supporting cast and I'm not surprised the film was a popular hit.
And so it follows that Universal will want a sequel. Speaking to Movieweb, male leadSkylar Astin says he's on the wish list for returning cast members - and he's not the only one:I do have a meeting with a Universal representative next week. And I know that Rebel Wilson had hers last weekend. It's definitely a talking point.I'm sure that they'll be speaking to Kendrick too, and if they can get her - or if they have her on a multi-film contract, and exercise that option - we'll be seeing a sequel.
The original Pitch Perfect opens in UK cinemas this Friday. I saw it in LA a few weeks back and enjoyed it, with a few reservations about its portrayal of gay characters and a bit of naff slapstick. It's broadly comparable to Bring It On but certainly not as sharp or well made. Still, I think it's fun and that's sometimes enough.