A "Crazy Rich Asians" sequel is happening, but we're all going to have to wait.
During Vulture Festival in Los Angeles on Saturday, leading lady Constance Wu (Rachel) gave fans a loose timeline for when production could begin. Unfortunately, it's not what they'd necessarily want to hear. She indicated that the film is still probably more than a year away from shooting, Deadline reports.
The holdup, Wu suggested, is director Jon Chu. He has at least one other film on his schedule before "Crazy Rich Asians 2."
"I don't know much about the production side of things," she said, per Deadline. "But I know that Jon wants to direct the next one, and all next year he’s directing 'In The Heights.'"
Based on Wu's information, the entirety of 2019 would then be ruled out for the sequel. That would put the start of production on "Crazy Rich Asians 2" back as far as 2020, meaning it could very well be 2021 before it hits theaters. It wouldn't be the longest wait between films ever, of course, but three years is surely longer than what fans were hoping for.
It's important to note that no official schedule has been announced yet, so it's still possible that any number of factors could change.
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