Warning: Spoilers ahead!
Crazy Rich Asians became the highest-grossing rom-com in a decade, making $35.3 million in its first five days in theaters—not to mention, the first movie in 25 years with a majority-Asian American cast. It was such a success, in fact, that a sequel was announced soon after the film came out. Here’s what we know for sure: It’ll be based on the second book in Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians series, China Rich Girlfriend. Now, it’s being reported that there might be even more to look forward to.
According to Deadline, producer Nina Jacobson teased a third movie, based on Kwan’s third book in the franchise, Rich People Problems)—and that it could be filmed back-to-back with the Crazy Rich Asians sequel. If you’re hungry for the details (and we definitely are) read on for everything we know about the upcoming movies. Right now, little has been confirmed, but we’ll continue to update this story as details emerge. Let’s dive in, shall we?
China Rich Girlfriend
What: The second book in Kwan’s series focuses on Rachel (who’s now married to Nick!) and her back-in-the-picture father, as well as his son and his son’s fiancée, Colette. Expect scandals(!), affairs(!), and secret investments(!). How much the movie will stick with the original plot, who can say—but director John Chu told The Hollywood Reporter that there’s potential romance for Astrid, as she rekindles things with Charlie, as well as more of Kitty, too. Last time, the script was reportedly changed to make the female characters even stronger, so hopefully we can look forward to more of the same.
When: The sequel reportedly won’t even start filming until 2020. According to Deadline, though, the second and third installment of the franchise are expected to film back to back, so maybe we’ll see those hit theaters soon after each other.
Rich People Problems
What: We don’t know much about this project yet, beyond the fact that Warner Bros. reportedly owns the rights to the title and has a “plan with Kevin for the next two films,” per Vanity Fair
Who: TBD. However, the main cast from Crazy Rich Asians reportedly has options in place. Fingers crossed all of your favorites will be back.
When: TBD, but 2020 or later.
This story will be updated as we know more.