The first two movies were fun animated adventures, but will Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3 ever happen? The original Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs was directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller (The LEGO Movie) and was based off the 1978 children’s book. The story involved a geeky scientist named Flint (voiced by Bill Hader) who invents a device - dubbed the “Flint Lockwood Diatonic Super Mutating Dynamic Food Replicator” - that can turn water into food. While his hometown Swallow Falls is initially delighted with his invention, the machine sound causes food storms that threaten to destroy the world.
Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn took over directing duties for 2013’s Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2, though Lord and Miller worked on the story. The sequel introduced new characters and threats, and the movie earned mostly positive reviews and outgrossed the original worldwide. While the second movie didn’t necessarily set up Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3, the franchise’s continued success seemed to make it a given.
There’s been little sign of the movie series continuing, however, so will Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3 ever happen?
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3 Was Never Confirmed
Despite the success of the second movie, Sony has never given any indication it was developing Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3. The cast and crew indicated they would be willing to reprise their roles during promotional interviews for Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 2 and the movie’s co-director Cody Cameron stated there were plenty of ideas for a potential third entry, but the decision lay with the studio.
The author of the original book series wrote a trilogy, with the third book titled Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3: Planet Of The Pies, which was set on Mars. While this concept could have formed the basis for a third movie, the first two Cloudy movies were only loosely based on the books, so it could have gone in a completely different direction.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs Received A Prequel TV Show
With no sign of a third movie happening, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs received a prequel series on Cartoon Network. The show follows Flint during his awkward high school years and a typical episode involves the young scientist inventing a crazy device and then have to undo the damage it causes. The show also reveals Flint met love interest Sam Sparks as a teenager, which contradicts the first movie.
The show explains this by Flint promising to create a memory eraser for her if she ever leaves Swallow Falls so she doesn’t become sad about their lost friendship. While the Cloud With A Chance Of Meatballs show performed well in ratings, the reviews were typically negative.
Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3 Probably Won’t Happen
While there’s a chance Sony could revisit the franchise, Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3 likely won’t happen now. It’s been six years since the last movie and while the prequel series proves there’s still a fanbase, Sony seems focused on other projects. That said, Lord and Miller recently enjoyed great success writing and producing Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse, so there could be renewed interest in a Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs 3.