'The Kissing Booth 3': Can the book explain Part 2's climax, possible sequel for Joey King, Jacob Elordi film?
Spoilers for 'The Kissing Booth 2'
The ending of 'The Kissing Booth 2' has left us with more questions than answers. Is it going to be Harvard or Berkeley, because spoiler alert! Elle Evans (Joey King) got into both. She lied to both Noah (Jacob Elordi) and Lee Flynn (Joel Courtney) this time. And we know what happens everytime Elle lies to Lee or to Noah for that matter. Despite everything that went down over 'The Kissing Booth 2', Elle is still pressurized to make a choice between Noah and Lee. This ending is what has us convinced that there must be another movie to answer this very important question.
Yes, this film was not exemplary, but at the moment we want an answer more. So, what we know for now is that 'The Kissing Booth 2' is based on the author Beth Reekles' book 'The Kissing Booth: Going the Distance'. Is there a third book? Nope. Or at least, not that we know of. However, there is a novella called 'The Kissing Booth: Road Trip' which unfolds at the same time as the second book. So do we wait until Reekles publishes the third book for the film to be made or will the question always remain unanswered or as filmmakers would call it 'open to interpretation'?
The answer to this question lies in the ending of the book. You see, 'The Kissing Booth: Going the Distance' had ended with Elle getting accepted into Berkeley along with Lee, as Noah and Elle also patched things up despite misunderstandings that had cropped up over the year in their long-distance relationship. So by not confirming the same in the film, the makers have left fans to come to their own conclusion while also hinting at another movie in the works (of course to kick-off whenever the real world figures out a new normal). Does it have to be Berkeley if we are going to see more conflicts cropping up between Noah, Elle, and Lee? Or will choosing Harvard out Elle and Lee's relationship in jeopardy considering how the two of them have been joined at the hip since birth?
Another tiny detail that needs to be considered is the fact that if there is a third movie, it will have to bring King and Elordi to reprise their roles. The couple had dated in real life but after the release of the first film, they had also broken up. However, they did team up for the sequel and when asked how it was to work with Elordi again during a podcast interview, King hadn't addressed the breakup or her relationship with him and just said that the "sacrifice" that she had made was totally worth it. So will she be ready for another reunion with Elordi now that she had done it once? We definitely hope so, because Elle and Lee going off to college in the same direction or different is something that we would like to see.
'The Kissing Booth 2' released on July 24 and can be streamed on Netflix.