Elizabeth Banks, Anna Kendrick returning for “Pitch Perfect 3”

There are millions of fans across the globe that should be very excited to learn that both Anna Kendrick and Elizabeth Banks will be returning to the “Pitch Perfect” franchise. It was confirmed today that Elizabeth Banks will return as the film’s director when “Pitch Perfect 3” heads to production later next year.

Joining Anna Kendrick in the next installment to the musical-hit will be Brittany Snow and fan-favorite Rebel Wilson. All three of the popular young-women are set to reprise their roles in the next musical-comedy. The films have followed the girls through their careers in competitive a cappella performances.

Universal isn’t stopping there, Kay Cannon, the same writer from “Pitch Perfect” and “Pitch Perfect 2” will also be coming back for the third film. Banks is not only directing the film but will also be sharing producing credit with husband Max Handyman and Paul Brooks.

“Pitch Perfect 2” was just one of the mega-hits that Universal had in tis arsenal for the 2014-2015 super-season. Although Banks has been confirmed as the film’s director, it was not confirmed if she would again appear in the series as an actor.

“Pitch Perfect 2” was a significant film for Banks, not just as a commercial success, but also stood as her directing debut. The film went on to make over $285M globally and was highly-praised by fans and critics alike.