“Legally Blonde 3” is on the way, although it continues to be delayed. Reese Witherspoon, who is set to reprise her role as Elle Woods, first announced the new film was in development on June 7, 2018. MGM originally shared in a tweet that “Legally Blonde 3” would hit theaters on Valentine’s Day 2020. That date was pushed back to May 2022. Now there is no new release date, but the movie is pass again.
And while the cast has yet to reunite to film anything, they have indeed reunited to talk about the movie. “I think I know as much as all of you, but we had a Zoom-call last summer where the entire cast – Jennifer [Coolidge]Matthew [Davis]Selma [Blair] — everyone got together and talked, so it was really great to see everyone,” Luke Wilson, who plays Elle’s partner Emmett, said in an Aug. 18 interview on Good Morning America. “Reese is such a sharp person, I think she’s probably just waiting for the script to be good and the timing to be good. It will be really fun to make another movie.”
In a July 29 interview with USA Today, Witherspoon said she was taking her time on the script and hoped it would be worth it in the end. “I’m still hoping ‘Legally Blonde 3’ will come together in the right way,” she said. “It’s just like ‘Top Gun’ – they’ve waited a long time to make another version of that film, and I loved the piece of nostalgia they put into it. So it’s definitely given us a lot of inspiration on what we would like to do with Elle Woods and make sure we all had those same touchstones that mattered to people [back] then. I feel like these characters are my friends, so I protect them,” she added. “I would never do the mediocre, mediocre version of their story.”
Coolidge, who’s reprising her “Legally Blonde” role as Paulette in the franchise’s third installment, also said she was “very excited” about “Legally Blonde 3” during an Aug. 1 interview. on SiriusXM and shared his ideas for the work-in-progress movie — including coming up with a new vacation to follow up on his character’s famous “You look like the 4th of July” line from the 2003 sequel.
Mindy Kaling, who was tasked with writing the script for the third film alongside ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ creator Dan Goor, also stressed that the team is committed to making sure they get it right. correctly, no matter how long it takes. She told Time in March that the script for “Legally Blonde 3” wasn’t ready, but they were digging deep to make sure it was perfect. “What does Elle Woods look like at 42? she says. “Does she end up being everything she wanted to be?” How does this personality manifest itself in an adult woman? Has she become more cynical? “
Kaling said watching the “Sex and the City” reboot, “And Just Like That,” made her even more aware of the difficulty of updating Elle for a modern era. “The hardest thing about this project is trying to authentically understand that,” she said. “Honestly, looking at ‘And Just Like That’ and how they took a character 18 years ago and how the character was now – we want to make sure that Elle Woods doesn’t pay penance to exist in 2022.”
We’re still looking forward to seeing how Elle’s story has evolved since the 2003 sequel, “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde.” Here’s what we know about “Legally Blonde 3,” including the cast and creative team.