The Kissing Booth 2 was released on 24th July. It has been number 1 in several countries since then. The Kissing Booth was widely successful as well. Both Joey King and Jacob Elordi dated for a year, but sadly things did not work for them. The Kissing Booth 2 was better than what fans were expecting. It also introduced some new characters that are going to appear in future movies as well.
The Kissing Booth 2 focused more on Elle and her struggles to stay connected with her boyfriend who is studying at Harvard.
Jacob Elordi who is dating Zendaya these days did not want to return for The Kissing Booth 2. However, he did return.
Why Jacob Elordi did not promote the movie on his social media?
Both Joey King and other cast members posted actively about the upcoming sequel of the movie. But, Jacob Elordi did not post anything on his Instagram account that has 7 million followers.
It seems like everyone was posting about the new The Kissing Booth 2 but Jacob Elordi seemed quiet about this on his social media accounts.
Fans also noticed that his role in the movie was shortened. Instead, Marco was the highlight of the movie. He only appeared for a few scenes most of them being the phone call sequences.
The Kissing Booth is officially renewed for a third part.
Why Jacob Elordi want to leave the franchise?
Both Joey King and Jacob Elordi had a tough time shooting the movie. They had to shoot the love scenes and had to come together for the sequel. Jacob who is dating Zendaya right now so things might be awkward for both of them. He said this during an interview regarding his public break up;
“Just even the fact that somebody you don’t know knows your name could be quite disembodying, but then eventually, for me personally, it’s got nothing to do with me,” Elordi explained. “It just doesn’t affect the trajectory of my life. So I just kind of ignore it.”
He also deleted his Instagram back in 2018 because of their break up. It seems like all the negative attention bothers Jacob Elordi.
However, Joey King is positive. According to her, working with her ex was a positive experience for her. She said this during a podcast:
“In this world, everyone wants to know your business and what you’re doing,” King said. “And I think it’s very interesting when you go through things and people kind of feel like they’re owed an explanation, but I understand. For me, I’ve publicly gone through some things, privately gone through some things, it’s all about finding your balance, finding what makes you comfortable. And it can be brutal, but you know happy endings do come to those who are patient.”
Will Jacob Elordi return for The Kissing Booth 3?
It is hard to say whether he will be back or not for The Kissing Booth 3. He is going to shoot Euphoria in a few months. Due to the pandemic, they had to reschedule.
His lack of interest in promoting the movie and absence from the interviews indicates that he is not interested in further movies. Now the movie has introduced Marco and Elle has to choose between Harvard and Berkely. Jacob might appear in the next movies but his screen time might be minimum.
Aliza Fatima is a writer/author at The Panther Tech.