The groundbreaking success of Crazy Rich Asians is news to everyone. With its premiere in 2018, the romantic comedy was critically acclaimed and made a game-changing hit at the box office garnering a huge worldwide gross revenue estimated at around $240 million. YES, that’s right!
Everything you need to know about Crazy Rich Asians 2
The contemporary romantic comedy’s huge success inevitably called for a sequel. Crazy Rich Asians like many other rom-com movies based on novels was a stellar rendition of the first book of a trilogy by writer, Kevin Kwan.
Ever since the first movie made it to theatres in 2018, crazy rich Asians have been making the rounds with eager fans anticipating to see Kevin’s second and third novel set up for the big screen. It’s no surprise that with the script in hand Warner Bros has jumped to working on the film’s sequel at the earliest.
Why has there been a delay in the filming?
Crazy Rich Asians 2 will be based on Kevin’s second novel, China Rich Girlfriend, and is expected to continue with the same stars whose amazing performances perfectly sizzled up the chemistry on screen making the movie undeniably unforgettable.
The movie’s sequels including the one based on the third novel (Rich People Problems), were supposed to be filmed last year back-to-back. But unfortunately, there has been a delay possibly due to some behind-the-scenes issue we don’t know a lot about.
The cast is busy with prior commitments
Although Crazy Rich Asians 2 has been officially announced, sadly the filming is yet to begin. The cast’s prior commitments were the primary reason for the hold-up. Constance Wu, who plays the lovelorn Rachel, the film’s protagonist has some movies lined up too. A definite fan favorite sidekick character was Peik Lin, whose unique and gleeful presence with the funniest scenes made the movie super enjoyable.
She added the perfect pop to the romantic comedy with her confident and unique style. The character was played exceptionally well by Awkwafina, who also has some movies, The Little Mermaid and Shang Chi lined up. Jon M Chu, the director is set to come back for Crazy Rich Asians 2 but he’s been keeping busy with In the Heights.
Adele Lim leaving the sequel possibly caused more delay
Another possible cause of the delay could be the leaving of Adele Lim, the movie’s co-writer due to her being paid significantly lesser than her counterpart, Peter Chiarelli. Even though the pay was negotiated for several months and they had agreed to come close to peter’s but only because peter himself was willing to split his fee did she decide to leave.
Lim was thankful for peter’s generosity but felt she shouldn’t be dependent on someone else to be paid what she deserves.
What can we expect from Crazy Rich Asians 2?
We all know that crazy rich Asians high fashion aesthetic appealed to everyone and will. The cute plot of crazy rich Asians revolved around Rachel Chu, a middle-class economic professor, and her super-rich boyfriend Nick, whose background Rachel is completely unaware of as she decides to meet his family.
As they make the trip to Singapore, she surprisingly discovers that her boyfriend’s family is CRAZY SUPER RICH. As the drama unfolds further with Nick’s cousins and the extravagant events, we soon learn that Nick’s mother has an immediate dislike for Rachel, given to her being an American Chinese with a not so lavish background.
We learn towards the end that Rachel’s father who she thought was dead was alive which will probably be the focus of Crazy Rich Asians 2. As things sort out between Rachel and Nick and his mother agreeing to their union Crazy Rich Asians 2 will explore all the drama after their engagement.
The plot of the sequel will be taking place two years after Crazy Rich Asians and since the first movie was almost very closely adapted from the book it is expected Crazy Rich Asians 2 will not be any different than the second book. The father-daughter reunion takes Rachel on another adventure where she explores the generational wealth of Chinese Billionaires, putting her Singaporean to be in-law’s wealth to shame in comparison.
The plot will also feature Astrid and her husband, Michael who she caught cheating in the first movie, and their increasing differences. A possible love will be seen fueling between Astrid and Charlie despite them both being married. Well, we can expect a whole lot of drama perfectly laced with heartbreak, romance, and revenge.
Is there a trailer yet?
There hasn’t been any release of a trailer unfortunately as filming is yet to begin but we can be hopeful to see one sooner or later.