Update: It’s officially official! On Sunday, July 26—three days after the Netflix rom-com The Kissing Booth 2 premiered —the cast announced in a Live YouTube event that The Kissing Booth 3 is happening. “It’s true!” Joey King announced. “It’s because of everyone on here that this all happened.” In fact, the third film was already completely when the cast filmed the second movie in South Africa, and will premiere sometime in 2021. “It was the hardest secret to keep,” Joel Courtney said.
The third film was, once again, directed by Vince Marcello, and based on The Kissing Booth books by Beth Reekles. Joey King will return as star and executive producer, along with cast members Joel Courtney, Jacob Elordi, Taylor Zakhar Perez, Maisie Richardson-Sellers, Meganne Young and Molly Ringwald. Netflix also released a separate announcement on TKB‘s Instagram page, which you can see here:
King also had Marcello and Reekles unveil an exclusive first look clip (see below) of TKB3 in which a carefree and happy Elle, Noah, Lee and Rachel are hanging out at the pool when Elle gets a call from Harvard’s administration office. She declines the call, but when Noah asks if everything is OK, she says it’s fine. She then whispers in his ear and Noah responds, “Yes, I would like that very much,” to which she says, “Yeah, I thought you might.” The two playfully go inside the house because according to Elle, Noah wants to read her some poetry. (Is that what all the kids say now?) Lee and Rachel know they’re up to something, but let them go off and do their thing.
If you’ll remember (and how could you not), The Kissing Booth 2 ended on a cliffhanger, with Elle having yet to decide if she’ll attend Berkeley or Harvard, and Marco harboring some serious feelings for her. “He’s not over Elle at all,” Taylor Zakhar Perez told Glamour. “I would like justice for Marco!”
Maisie Richardson-Sellers was vocal about wanting a third movie as well. “I want to see more of Elle and Chloe’s friendship. There’s so much left unsaid.”
Well, now it looks like we’ll get all those answers and then some. Stay tuned to this post which will be updated as more information comes in.