Get your aca-puns ready, folks, because it’s time to start getting really excited for Pitch Perfect 2. A first look at the sequel has been unveiled as part of this week’s EW cover, which features returning stars Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, and Brittany Snow. Pitch Perfect actress/executive producer Elizabeth Banks steps into the director’s chair this time around, taking over from the first film’s Jason Moore and making her feature directorial debut in the process. Plot details for the follow-up are still unknown at this time, but as a big fan of the first movie I’m really looking forward to this sequel. Kay Cannon (30 Rock) returned to pen the script so hopefully it’s able to maintain sharp tone of the first feature while expanding the scope, as sequels are wont to do.
Check out the first look at Pitch Perfect 2 after the jump, including the cover image and other photos. The film also stars Skylar Astin, Hailee Steinfeld, Anna Camp, Katey Segal, Adam Devine, and of course Banks. Pitch Perfect 2 opens in theaters on May 15, 2015. [Update: We’ve added the first poster for the film. Additionally, Universal Pictures has announced that the trailer will be released tomorrow.]
Speaking with EW about taking on Pitch Perfect 2 as her first directorial feature, Banks humorously addresses what a big challenge she accepted:
“This is the stupidest idea I’ve ever had,” she jokes during a break in shooting. “My first movie is this huge studio movie that a lot of people care about that also happens to be a musical with massive dance numbers. I don’t know what I was thinking.”
Check out the cover and photo shoot images below.