Almost 20 years after Legally Blonde first bent and snapped into theatres, hope for a third movie in the Reese Witherspoon–starring franchise lives on. In 2018, MGM confirmed that another installment, following 2003’s Legally Blonde 2, is in the works with some of its original stars. However, the wait has taken longer than usual, even surpassing the originally slated release date. Here’s what we know of Elle Woods’s long-awaited new chapter so far.
It Was Originally Scheduled For Valentines Day 2020
In 2018, some sources reported that fans would see Legally Blonde 3 arrive on February 14, 2020, but the day has come and gone with no sign of the film. Word of the release date arrived just days after Deadline first reported that MGM was nearing a deal to bring back Witherspoon as Elle Woods and gather members of the original production team for the project.
As of right now, there’s no word of the new release date.
Other Original Cast Members May Return
The actress and producer did slip away some hints, but however, they didn’t share any specific details about plot points. In a video with The Hollywood Reporter from December 2019, Witherspoon answered the prompt, “Legally Blonde 3 will be … “
She filled in the blank, saying, “So much fun. So full of fashion. So full of awesome feminist ideas. It will be global. It will have animals. It will have to return cast members. We just need to film it first.”
Reese Gave J.Lo A Quick Update
Witherspoon briefly spoke about LB3 while chatting with Jennifer Lopez on Instagram Live, during quarantine this month. J.Lo had just watched Legally Blonde with her kids. “My daughter’s like, ‘I want to know what happens to her,'” Lopez said, per Some sources.
Witherspoon replied, “Well, no, there’s a 2 but I’m thinking we might be working on a 3.” The vague answer is not quite the news we were hoping for, but our eyes are peeled for new developments.