Date: 31st August 2023
McG is open to returning to the director's chair for Charlie’s Angels 3 – two decades after the sequel.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, McG, who directs the upcoming Netflix comedy movie Family Switch, had high praise for the Charlie's Angels stars Drew Barrymore, Lucy Liu, and Cameron Diaz while opening up about why he would return to direct the third movie.
"It would take a long discussion with those three wonderful performers who I adore," McG said of the trio.
"I was very happy to see Elizabeth Banks take the helm and do what she did, which was fun. There always seems to be chatter about that. I’m very happy to discuss it with Drew and Cameron and Lucy, but at the same time, I’m very happy to pass the torch. I mean, I love the Tim Burton Batman movies, I love the new Batman movies. It’s just sort of like there can be a keeper of the flame and you can pass the torch," he continued.
"Who knows? Maybe we’ve got one left in us that tells a very compelling story if the opportunity presents itself," he adds. "I love the three of them so much. They put me on the map. They looked out for me when I was a first-time filmmaker. I was very nearly fired off that film on many, many occasions, and Drew stood up for me and I’m forever indebted to her. And obviously, those are three performers where God broke the mold. They don’t make ’em like that. I mean, those are three special ones," McG added.
Barrymore herself said last year that she would do a third "Charlie’s Angels" movie "in a heartbeat," adding, "I would be surprised if any one of us ever decreed that we wouldn't do a third movie. I would… The answer is an emphatic yes. I will always say yes."
Source: Press Release