Arts & Culture

Two Crazy Rich Asians Sequels Are in the Works and We Can't Wait

Here's everything we know so far.
IMAGE YOUTUBE
Comments

Following Crazy Rich Asians's $35.3 million opening weekend, Warner Brothers is moving forward with the development of a sequel and as the New York Times reported, plans are in the works "to turn 'Crazy Rich Asians' into a big-screen franchise."

Here's what we know so far about the follow-up to the box-office hit.

THE WHOLE TEAM IS REPORTEDLY RETURNING FOR THE PROJECT.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, "the plan is to also bring back screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim," and director Jon M. Chu. While nothing has been confirmed, one would expect all the cast members in major roles to return as well.

WE MIGHT NOT SEE THE SEQUEL FOR A WHILE.

Chu is currently working on a film adaptation of Lin Manuel Miranda's musical In the Heights, which, according to the New York Times will premiere in 2020, and likely won't turn back to Crazy Rich Asians until after that is completed.

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

IT WILL BE BASED ON AUTHOR KEVIN KWAN'S SECOND NOVEL, CHINA RICH GIRLFRIEND, AND IT WILL FEATURE A NEW LOVE STORY.

If you stayed through the credits of Crazy Rich Asians, you saw a peek of what's to come for the storyline. No spoilers, but let's just say Astrid might have a new romance with a character played by former Glee actor Harry Shum Jr.

"The idea is to tell the story in the next movie," director Chu told THR. "I made a promise to Harry, so I’m going to do it."

Do you like to read the book before you see the movie?

Of course.

No way! It spoils the story.

SUBMIT MY ANSWER

THERE WILL BE A THIRD FILM.

Author Kevin Kwan's Crazy Rich Asians series is actually a trilogy of novels, and according to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Brothers has the option for the whole trilogy.

“We have a plan with Kevin for the next two films,” producer Brad Simpson of Color Force said.

And according to Deadline, "the current plan for the Crazy Rich Asians sequels is to shoot them back-to-back."

The third book is called Rich People Problems and centers around Astrid Leong (Gemma Chan's character). Want to read ahead? The book is available below:

ADVERTISEMENT - CONTINUE READING BELOW

Rich People Problems: A Novel (Crazy Rich Asians Trilogy)

amazon.com
$16.95 $13.56 (20% off)

SHOP NOW

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

Comments
View More Articles About:
Recommended Videos
About The Author
Caroline Hallemann
View Other Articles From Caroline Hallemann
Comments
Latest Stories
 
Share
You can’t miss out on one of the country’s longest-running trade fairs.
 
Share
A screening of The Sorceror's Stone was accompanied by live music courtesy of the ABS-CBN Philharmonic Orchestra and conducted by Gerard Salonga.
 
Share
Airbnb is giving two superfans a chance to live like the Crawleys-royal treatment and all.
 
Share
From presents for your own parents to the perfect gifts for new moms and dads.
 
Share
Here’s a look at her debut collection, plus what else to expect from the designer’s eponymous brand.
 
Share
From magical slippers to sophisticated stilettos, a look at the shoes that have kept the fashion world enthralled and in step.
 
Share
The world of gin is so much more than juniper.
 
Share
Lopez already knows who's going to walk her down the aisle.
Load More Articles
CONNECT WITH US