"Pitch Perfect" fans will have a shorter wait to see more of the Barden Bellas: The release date for "Pitch Perfect 3" has moved up by two weeks.

Studio Universal announced the switch earlier this week, revealing a new release date of July 21, 2017 for the threequel. The flick had originally been slated to debut on August 4, 2017, but it seems the studio is eager is get it into theaters earlier in order to capture a bigger portion of the summer movie-going crowd.

It's not hard to see why, following the success of "Pitch Perfect 2," which stunned industry analysts by bowing to a whopping $69.2 million when it opened in May 2015. It eventually made more than $286 million worldwide during its theatrical run, more than doubling the haul of the 2012 original.

No plot details have been revealed just yet, though most of the major stars are returning, including Anna Kendrick, Rebel Wilson, Brittany Snow, and Hailee Steinfeld. Elizabeth Banks will also be back in the director's chair this time around, as will writer Kay Cannon.

According to Variety, the release date switcheroo now has "Pitch Perfect 3" going up against Christopher Nolan's hotly-anticipated WWII drama "Dunkirk," sci-fi flick "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets," and Fox's animated "The Story of Ferdinand." As the Bellas would say: Bring it aca-on.

[via: Variety]