By now, we’ve all seen the first two To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before movies, like, a million times — right?! Which is why we’re all desperately waiting on the edge of our seats for some information on the upcoming third movie in the series, Forever and Always, Lara Jean. Yep, for those who missed it, Netflix announced back in August 2019 that they were indeed making another movie in the beloved series, and it was seriously the best news ever!
But wait, when is the third movie going to come out? What’s it going to be about? Are all the stars returning for it and has anyone new been added to the cast? Not to worry, people, because we rounded up everything we know so far about Forever and Always, Lara Jean. Here’s all the details…
When Is ‘Forever and Always, Lara Jean’ Coming Out?
So there’s no official release date for it just yet, but Janel Parrish (who played Margot Covey in the movies) gave us some insight on when it will hit screens while chatting with Entertainment Tonightin October 2020.
“We’ll be happy to give people content with To All the Boys 3. I believe it’s going to come out in the beginning of the year,” she said. “I think that’s the plan, but yeah, I’m really excited for people to see that. It’s a wonderful closing of the chapter for Lara Jean. Her graduation is coming up and it’s another big life moment for her. Another transition in her chapter.”
Are All Of The Stars Returning For The Third Movie?
We have good news, people! Besides Parrish, Noah Centineo (Peter Kavinsky), Lana Condor (Lara Jean Covey), Anna Cathcart (Kitty Covey) and Ross Butler (Trevor) have all confirmed that they’re returning for the third movie. But what about Jordan Fisher, you ask? As fans know, the former Disney star played John Ambrose in the sequel, but when asked if he would reprise his role in another film, his answer left us all woried worried.
“Possibly, I mean, we’ll have to see,” he teased. “Filming for the third film has already taken place and I, Jordan Fisher, cannot confirm nor John Ambrose’s involvement in the third film.”
What Will It Be About?
Since the movies are actually based off of a three-part book series written by Jenny Han, we have a pretty good idea about what’s going to go down in Forever and Always, Lara Jean. Here’s a synopsis for the third book:
“Lara Jean is having the best senior year a girl could ever hope for. She is head over heels in love with her boyfriend, Peter; her dad’s finally getting remarried to their next door neighbor, Ms. Rothschild; and Margot’s coming home for the summer just in time for the wedding. But change is looming on the horizon.”
What Has The Cast Said About ‘Forever and Always, Lara Jean?’
According to Parrish, get ready to see a lot of “sister time” in the next movie.
“What I love about this film though, for me selfishly, is that there’s lots of sister time. I got to hang out so much with Lana and Anna, and we really have become real-life sisters,” she explained. “We are so close. We got to go to Korea for two weeks to film and that was incredible. Being there with them and exploring Korea and the culture and being able to eat the food and filming there, it was wonderful. I can’t wait for people to see that you get a lot of the Covey sisters coming their way for movie three.”
But get this — Han told Entertainment Tonight that “fans should always be worried” about Lara Jean and Peter’s relationship.
“The third movie really explores what happens when you’re in a relationship and then you have all the real-life stuff that comes into play,” she dished. “If I’m doing my job right, you’re worried.”
Condor also revealed that her character is going to do a lot of growing up in the final movie.
“She really starts to make decisions for herself that might be unpopular but I think at the end of the day, as a young woman, you have to protect your own heart and make the decisions that are truly right for you regardless of the other people around you,” the actress explained. “Lara Jean loves love and she loves the guys, but at the end of the day, I know that she’s good on her own as well. We’ll see. It’s very satisfying, like, ‘Yes, girl! Get your life!’”
She also said it was her favorite movie out of all three!
“We ended on a really, really good note,” the star told Entertainment Tonight. “I’m forever grateful for the character and I’m really excited for people to see the third movie because I think the third one is my favorite movie out of the three. I think we’ve watched Lara Jean and myself grow up through these movies and I’m proud of the way that we end with her. I’m hopeful for her future. I see a bright future for her, and I know that she’s gonna go off and occupy her space and do the things that she loves. Particularly in the third movie you see a lot of personal growth from Lara Jean.”
She concluded, “Our movies are romantic comedies, so they are a lot about the guys, but I do believe that the third movie is truly about Lara Jean. It’s not about, oh, is she gonna pick a guy and all the love triangles all these things, which are great. But I think we also need to focus on who she is as a young woman and what she’s gonna do with her future. She’s going off to college and everything, so it does feel like a proper ending.”
Has Filming Wrapped Already?
Yep, back in August 2019, both Centineo and Condor took to social media to announce that filming had wrapped once and for all.
“Tonight was my last night as Peter Kavinsky,” Centineo wrote on Twitter at the time. “I hope you all love these last installments as much as we do. Forever grateful for the opportunity to be yours. Thank you Lana. Thank you Michael. Thank you Matt. Thank you Netflix. Grateful to every person who told this story with us.”
Condor posted a goodbye letter to her character to Instagram, and boy, was it emotional.
“It’s been 16 days since the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before franchise wrapped shooting movies two and three. I’ve been really struggling how to put into words my feelings towards this ending,” she said. “Words will never be able to describe my love for Lara Jean, her family, her friends, Peter. Words will never be able to describe the long nights on set, where it would suddenly hit me, like a ton of bricks, that I was getting the honor of portraying a girl so fiercely determined in love, who represents strength in softness. Words will never be able to describe my gratitude to YOU, for loving her as much as I do. For tying your hair up in a scrunchie and saying, ‘Let’s do this.’ Thank you from the very bottom of my heart, you’ve made me feel like the luckiest girl alive. Always and forever, your Lara Jean.”
We hope they announce some more details soon!