It"s hard to believe that it was back in 2018 that Crazy Rich Asians debuted to stellar reviews, & went on to gross a whopping $240 million worldwide. With such success, it was almost a given that Warner Bros would seek to develop a sequel based on the next novel in the series by Kevin Kwan: China Rich Girlfriend.
The third novel in the trilogy, Rich People Problems, is also mix for the big screen. & while the sequel has been in vague development for years, we finally have some movement!
The sequel was set lớn bring the same cast back who made the first movie such a hit, and the plan was lớn film both movies back lớn back in 2020. However, some behind-the-scenes issues have led to lớn a possible delay.
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So what"s going on with Crazy Rich Asians 2? Here"s everything you need to know about the sequel.
Crazy Rich Asians 2 potential release date: When is it being released?
At the time the sequel was announced, it was revealed that other commitments for the cast would hold up filming. In addition, co-writer Adele Lim (co-writer of Raya và the Last Dragon) left the sequel over a pay disparity.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote that Lim, a veteran TV writer, was being paid significantly less than co-writer Peter Chiarelli, a writer who gained significant acclaim for 2009"s The Proposal & was signed onto the project before John M Chu was even tapped khổng lồ direct.
Negotiations over salary went on for five months, with Lim offered a salary closer to parity with Chiarelli, but only because Chiarelli volunteered to split his fee with her. Lim passed on the deal, saying: "Pete has been nothing but incredibly gracious, but what I make shouldn"t be dependent on the generosity of the white-guy writer."
The most recent development (as of March 2022) was the announcement that Amy Wang will not only take over co-writing duties from Lim, but fully replace Chiarelli as well.
In 2018, Wang won the Young Director Award at the Cannes Lions festival for her short film Unnatural và also wrote an upcoming episode of Blindspotting.
Crazy Rich Asians 2 plot: What"s trung quốc Rich Girlfriend about?The second book in Kevin Kwan"s trilogy follows the ongoing drama of Rachel Chu & Nick Young"s engagement. China Rich Girlfriend picks up two years after Crazy Rich Asians và given how closely the first film mirrored its source material, the sequel will likely stick close to the novel.
The events of the sequel were already seeded in Crazy Rich Asians, whose mid-credits scene implies a reunion between Gemma Chan"s Astrid and her former fiancé Charlie (played by Glee"s Harry Shum Jr).