Even though “The Princess Diaries 2" was released way back in 2004, there is a good chance that there will be a revival in the franchise soon with a third installment. Princess Mia (#Anne Hathaway) of the fictional kingdom of Genovia may be making a comeback in the near future with the rest of the cast.

Who’s coming back?

Julie Andrews who played Princess Mia’s grandmother Queen Clarisse Renaldi in “The Princess Diaries” movies said that Anne Hathaway had an idea for a sequel and it was a good one. The iconic “Sound of Music” star said that she is up to return if Hathaway says yes to a third movie.

Anne Hathaway herself was not closed to the idea.

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However, when reporters asked her about appearing in a third movie, she acknowledged that it was too premature to discuss the project.

A lot has happened to Chris Pine since “The Princess Diaries 2," where he starred as Anne Hathaway’s leading man. He jokingly told Entertainment Weekly that he had been praying every night for another sequel just like any other fan of the franchise so he's definitely open to returning.

Heather Matarazzo, who played Princess Mia’s best friend Lilly Moscovitz in the “The Princess Diaries” movies has confirmed her willingness to sign on for the project should it be finalized.

Mandy Moore, who played mean girl Lana Thomas in “The Princess Diaries,” said that she would like to appear for a cameo if the project gets greenlighted. In an interview with Elle, Moore said that she wants her character to apologize to Mia for being a bully and explain that Lana had her fair share of insecurities when she was younger, giving closure to their storyline.

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Will it happen?

While #Disney has not formally announced that it was green lighting the project, it was learned that before he died, director Gary Marshall was already planning for the third movie. Marshall, who helmed the first two “The Princess Diaries” films is well renowned for romantic comedy films like “Pretty Woman,” “Never Been Kissed,” and “Valentines Day.” If the film pushes through, it may be set in New York in honor of Marshall’s plan.

The Princess Diaries” writer and creator Meg Cabot has also given hope for a third installment when she said mysteriously that she is not at liberty to discuss the project. She said she wanted to throw in the idea of Mia having a biracial sister, but admitted that it was not aligned with the direction of the last movie. She added that it would be fun to adapt it into a Broadway musical. #The Princess Diaries 3