The Princess Diaries 3 Is in Development at Disney

A new entry in The Princess Diaries film franchise is in the works at Disney, according to a recent report showing that Aadrita Mukerji will be writing the script for The Princess Diaries 3, which is set to be a continuation of the films led by Anne Hathaway instead of a reboot or remake.

Whilst Hathaway herself has no deal to return as of now, but she has often said that she would be open to returning to the franchise should the possibility present itself, so fans will just have to wait for more information regarding that.

Anne previously said ‘I would more than entertain it, I’m pulling for it,’ she said emphatically. ‘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.’

Producer Debra Martin Chase, who produced each of the first two movies, is also returning to work on this film, which will be a continuation of the films and not a reboot, 18 years after the original was released.

The original The Princess Diaries was released in 2001 and starred Hathaway as an American teenager who later learns she is heir to the throne of the European kingdom of Genovia. The film itself was based on Meg Cabot’s novel of the same name and co-starred Julie Andrews.

The release was met with near-universal acclaim, propelling Hathaway into superstardom and earning more than $165 million at the box office, vastly more than what many thought it would due to its G-rating and general subject matter.

A sequel, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, was released in 2004 and saw Hathaway and Andrews return in their roles. That film continued the story from the original and saw Hathaway’s Mia Thermopolis returning to Genovia to eventually be crowned Queen. That film was also a massive success for Disney, earning $134 million at the box office, although the reaction to the movie was worse than that of its predecessor.

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