‘Pitch Perfect 2’ the sequel to the first movie named the same finally released their trailer during the Super Bowl. Fans though were given even more footage, as Universal Pictures decided they would debut an entirely new trailer for the same movie. The original aired in 2012 and the sequel will have a global feel to it, as well as a feature many of the same characters and actors. Many of the same production team have returned, as Elizabeth Banks has returned to lead the latest edition of the film series. It will be produced by Paul Brooks, Max Handelman, as well as Elizabeth Banks. Kay Cannon will again be doing much of the writing for Pitch Perfect 2 as well. The cast includes Anna Kendrick, Skylar Astin, Brittany Snow, Anna Camp, Rebel Wilson, Adam DeVine, Alexis Knapp, as well as Hailee Steinfeld, and Katey Sagal.
The story behind the second movie is relatively simple, as the team enters an international a cappella competition. The twist is that the competition has never previously been won by an American team, which is a nice storyline for an otherwise mundane movie – aside from the raw singing. Universal released an international trailer in addition to the domestic trailer that hit the airwaves this last week. Combine that with the latest addition of before-it-opens content and fans of this movie, or Anna Kendrick, who has developed quite the following since the inception of the movie – are sure to be satisfied with what they know right now.
While movie sequels tend to not be as generally successful as the originals, this movie should not have any trouble at the box office this time around. Last time, as the movie opened – it did so as a relative unknown. This time the movie will have a lot of hype, and a lot of chatter to live up to. Whether or not the movie can deliver though, will be something entirely different. It remains to be seen how the movie is received as we get closer to the actual release of the movie. As with any movie, timing is always key.