A sequel to “Crazy Rich Asians” is in development, with plans for director Jon M. Chu to return, an individual with knowledge of the project told TheWrap.
Producers Nina Jacobson and Brad Simpson of Color Force and John Penotti of Ivanhoe are planning to reunite for the follow-up, as well as screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.
Warner Bros., which hasn’t officially greenlighted the film, has the option for the entire trilogy written by Kevin Kwan, which includes “China Rich Girlfriend” and “Rich People Problems.” Henry Golding, Constance Wu and Michelle Yeoh also have options for the sequels.
Do not read on if you don’t want to read spoilers for “Crazy Rich Asians.”
Of course, the end of “Crazy Rich Asians,” which hit theaters last week, teases a follow-up film. The mid-credit scene focuses on Astrid Leong (Gemma Chan) and Charlie Wu (Harry Shum, Jr.), the latter being a big character in the second and third book.
When asked about a potential sequel, Chu told TheWrap, “We would love to, of course — we wouldn’t put that in if we didn’t have the intention [to make a sequel]. However, we don’t get to decide — the audience does.”
According to Thrillist, producer Nina Jacobson told reporters earlier this month, “We’ll just tease [it] a little bit at the end and hope that audiences ask for more movies so we can continue to tell the story.”
The Hollywood Reporter first reported the news.