The Netflix rom-com The Kissing Booth series kicked off in May 2018 with the release of the first film in the series. The film debuted to immense popularity on the popular streaming platform, reached atop the streamer’s Top 10 list internationally.
The Kissing Booth 2, which was released in July 2020, also gained a huge fan following. The hit teen-romance series The Kissing Booth, an adaptation of Beth Reekles’ novel series of the same name, narrates the story of high school student Elle Evans (Joey King), who falls in love with her best friend’s (Joel Courtney) older brother, Noah Flynn (Jacob Elordi).
After both films received immense fan following, Vince Marcello, director of the film, came up with follow up feature of the series. Reportedly, he has announced that The Kissing Booth 3 will culminate the franchise’s core coming-of-age story.
According to the initial report, fans were anxious that the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic would affect the production and delay the release of The Kissing Booth 3. However, Courtney had divulged that the forthcoming film is already secretly under production back-to-back with The Kissing Booth 2, and the movie is now gearing up for a 2021 release.
Director Marcello has teased the third film in the trilogy during a conversation with Variety. He had allegedly indicated the wrap-up of a significant story arc. While the film series is primarily a rom-com, it’s core motif has always been a coming-of-age plotline. He said the upcoming Kissing Booth film will reach a climax of this recurring theme and offer all the lead characters a safe passage out of adolescence.
Marcello also revealed the publication that although the paths of the leads characters intervene, “each has their own journey with a set of challenges that they need to overcome.” Eventually, the characters will begin a”new journey into adulthood.”