Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Share on Reddit Share on Pinterest Share on Linkedin Share on Tumblr Rio 3: The 3D computer-animated musical adventure-comedy film Rio came out in 2011 and the sequel Rio 2 was released in 2014. Two years back when the sequel came out, there were rumours about the next movies that’ll end the trilogy. There has been no official word on Rio 3 but we have a bunch of speculations about who’ll direct and star in the last sequel. Is Rio 3 happening? We have no official word, but we expect to hear something soon. Rio 3 Release Date The first film went on to bank $484 million worldwide while Rio 3 grossed $163 million globally. The numbers make Rio 3 inevitable. After the first film,they took three years to make the sequel. So based on the time it took them to make the second sequel, we think Rio 3 could have a late 2017 or early 2018 release. Rio 3: What is the Cast Saying? Back when Rio 2 came out, directed by Carlos Saldanha told Cinemablend: “It’s a little early, granted. I want to see how Rio is accepted by the audience, and how people take this sequel. Of course, I have a lot of stories to tell, so we’re [starting to] prepare for it. Because we love these characters so much, and there are a lot of things in my head that maybe I couldn’t put in the movie. I wanted to take them to a different place. So I don’t know yet. We’ll see what happens.” While Anne Hathaway said he has complete trust and faith on the writers. Rodrigo Santoro, who plays the awkward bird researcher Tulio in the films had an interesting idea about Rio 3. He told the publication: “I would love to have Tulio singing. Because we actually came up with what we call ‘Bird-ish.’ It’s his language, when he believes he’s communicating with the birds. So it would be very nice to see him come up with a [musical] number where he sings in ‘bird-ish.’” Will Rio 3 happen? We have no official word, but we expect to hear something soon.