With a successful run at the box office that earned his film $35.3 million through a five-day opening, Crazy Rich Asians director Jon M. Chu is planning to return for the sequel.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, Warner Bros.’ is planning on moving forward with development on the sequel, which would include bringing back the first movie’s original team, including producers Nina Jacobson, Brad Simpson, and John Penotti, as well as screenwriters Peter Chiarelli and Adele Lim.
The sequel has not been officially greenlit at Warner Bros. but is moving forward on development. Crazy Rich Asians has opened better than any other comedy this year and any rom-com since 2015’s Trainwreck. It’s also the first Hollywood studio movie to feature an all-westernized Asian ensemble since The Joy Luck Club (1993). The strong performance of the first film is almost a sure sign that the sequel will be greenlit.
Warner Bros. has the option for Kevin Kwan’s entire book trilogy, which includes China Rich Girlfriend and Rich People Problems.
Source: The Hollywood Reporter