I am nervous. A few days ago (January 20th to be exact), Equestria Daily posted a rumor about an upcoming third Equestria Girls movie, and now a few days have passed, and it seems to be legit. I’m not surprised and I knew this was coming, but I am still nervous.
The first Equestria Girls movie was okay. It wasn’t great, but it wasn’t really bad either, it was just okay. I actually really liked Rainbow Rocks. I think it improved upon the first one a lot and after I got over the fact that they weren’t horses, it was a lot easier to actually enjoy the movie. If they follow the trend, Friendship Games will be good, right? This makes sense, but I am still worried.
The main reason I am concerned about this upcoming movie is because it seems it will be really odd. I am not much of a sports person, so that probably contributes to my concern, but I just don’t see how they are going to make this movie interesting and have an engaging story. Obviously, I am pre-judging it and it will probably be fine, but I can’t help but to be extremely antsy. I am worried that the story will have little substance. One of the things that made Rainbow Rocks good was the development and the characters behind the Sirens, and they did a really good job on that. I am worried that the “Shadowcolts” won’t really be villains as much as just foes. Once again, it’s entirely possible that this will turn out great and I am just sitting here typing a bunch of bullshit for no reason. I just don’t see a movie about colorful ponies turned human playing sports being very interesting.
The post also states that it will be released in August, which seems a little odd to me because the last one just came out in late September, and I feel it might be rushed. The first movie was released in June of 2012, making the gap a full 4 months longer between the first and second, and second and third movies. I am afraid that it will be rushed. Not only that, but if Season 5 starts airing in Spring, and it is a full length season, there is a good chance that it will still be running by the time August rolls around. Of course, this is just a rumor, so it’s entirely possible that the date is actually much later.
Obviously, the post isn’t really very helpful, since the only evidence we have for this sort of stuff is Hasbro’s potential future toys. All that can be found in terms of images is a bunch of concept images of girly toy garbage that I have absolutely no interest in. I guess we will see where this goes, and if my concerns are valid as the story progresses.
Two other articles that seem to confirm that this is indeed happening are here and here. I will likely make more posts about this as I find out more. If you are interested in this and want to follow future developments, keep an eye on the Friendship Games tag on Equestria Daily.