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‘Princess Diaries 3’: Disney Moving Forward With Film — Will Anne Hathaway Return?

Wed, June 17, 2015 8:16am EDT by 11 Comments
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A third ‘Princess Diaries’ film? YES PLEASE! Disney is reportedly moving forward with plans to release another sequel to the franchise. But will Julie Andrews and Anne Hathaway be returning?!

Could Anne Hathaway32, be coming back to the movie series that skyrocketed her to fame?! Disney is finally making moves on making a third Princess Diaries movie a reality, a new report claims. But will the franchise’s two stars, Anne and Julie Andrews, 79, be starring in it?

Anne has come a long way since the release of the first film, which premiered in 2001 — she even won an Academy Award for her role in Les Miserables in 2013! And, though she starred in the second Princess Diaries installment in 2004, she’s previously refuted any involvement with a third movie, which has been rumored for years.

“Because I became so associated with The Princess Diaries, my main [criterion] is to look for the opposite of what I last did,” the actress previously admitted. And that was way back in 2006! So, unfortunately, now that she’s an even bigger star, it might be pretty difficult to land her for the role.

But, it turns out Disney might want to do a total reboot of the film anyway, according to Tracking Board, meaning that they wouldn’t even need Anne to come back for the plans to work.

As for Julie, who’s had an incredibly successful career? She’s said in the past that she might totally be on board for another sequel, but is aware of where her co-star stands on the subject. “I would never say no because Disney’s so wonderfully clever and inventive,” the Sound Of Music star told Access Hollywood in 2012. “But I would think they’ll stay with just the two because of Annie.”

Luckily, if a reboot is the plan, writers will have TONS of material to work with! The franchise is based on Meg Cabot’s book series of the same name, which includes NINE more young adult books after the original, as well as several half volumes, and even a recent adult installment. We REALLY hope this happens!

HollywoodLifers, tell us: Are you excited about a third Princess Diaries film or reboot?

— Alyssa Norwin