Somebody get Bosley on the phone pronto because Charlie’s Angels 3 is about to get greenlit. It’s been 20 years since the sequel to the original Charlie’s Angels movie came out. And now, according to Variety, the original movie director who directed Cameron Diaz, Drew Barrymore, and Lucy Liu in Charlie’s Angels and the sequel, Full Throttle, wants to make a third movie.
Charlie’s Angels (2000) director Joseph McGinty Nichol says he’s open to making a Charlie’s Angels 3.
In a recent interview, Joseph McGinty Nichol — better known as McG — admitted he was open to doing a third Charlie’s Angels movie, even though it’s been 20 years and the torch was already passed on to Elizabeth Banks, albeit unsuccessfully. McG reminisced about his time working with the three talented actresses and the challenges he faced during the making of the first film, which marked his feature directorial debut.
The first movie was a wild and colorful ride. It featured an eclectic mix of humor, action, style, and a lot of dancing — something that the studio executives at Sony couldn’t quite understand. In fact, McG almost got fired from the first feature a handful of times, and if it weren’t for Drew Barrymore standing up to the executives for him, the first movie might have turned out very different from the fun classic we all know and love today.
Now, the prospect of a third Charlie’s Angels movie starring the original trio has ignited excitement among fans. McG, when asked about the possibility, expressed his willingness to discuss it with Diaz, Barrymore, and Liu.
Luckily, the movie was a massive success, bringing in over $264 million worldwide and spurring a sequel that earned a total of $259 million internationally. Following the triumph of the first two films, a third and fourth movies were greenlit, though they were both eventually canceled. In 2019, Elizabeth Banks’ Charlie’s Angels came out, starring Kristen Stewart, Naomi Scott, and Ella Balinska.
Banks’ version of Charlie’s Angels took place in the same timeline as McG’s and the Charlie’s Angels television show from the 70s and portrayed a new generation of women spies. Unfortunately, this modern take on Charlie’s Angels failed to capture the same enthusiasm and struggled to cross the $100 million mark at the box office. Despite Stewart, Scott, and Balinksa’s best efforts, the new trio paled in comparison to the chemistry and charm of Diaz, Barrymore, and Liu.
In fact, McG almost got fired from the first feature a handful of times, and if it weren’t for Drew Barrymore standing up to the executives for him, the first movie might have turned out very different from the fun classic we all know and love today.
Now, the prospect of a third Charlie’s Angels movie starring the original trio has ignited excitement among fans. McG, when asked about the possibility, expressed his willingness to discuss it with Diaz, Barrymore, and Liu. He acknowledged his deep appreciation for the three actresses, who played a pivotal role in his career as a first-time filmmaker. He also praised their unique talents, emphasizing that they are truly exceptional performers.
While McG is open to the idea of a third film, he also recognizes the importance of passing the torch and allowing new voices to contribute to the franchise. He drew a parallel with the Batman film series, highlighting how different directors have put their stamp on the iconic character over the years. In this way, the Charlie’s Angels legacy could evolve and adapt while retaining its core appeal.
But for fans of the original movies, there is hope for a new film featuring the original crew. In addition to McG, Drew Barrymore has been vocal about her enthusiasm for a third installment and has expressed in the past her willingness to return to the world of Charlie’s Angels without hesitation. So, who knows — perhaps we’ll get a Charlie’s Angels 3 after all.