Talks of a brand new Friday sequel have been effervescent because the launch of Friday After Next in 2002. Franchise lead and rap legend Ice Cube has been desirous to make a follow-up for years. Unfortunately, the franchise’s dwelling New Line Cinema gave the impression to be the impediment in getting one other movie made after an unproductive assembly between the producers and the studio. Since talks cooled in 2016, there haven’t been any new developments on the Friday entrance. While a fourth movie has gone dormant, there is perhaps a reboot within the works, in keeping with a comic’s alleged dialog with Friday veteran Chris Tucker.
Words of an alleged reboot sprung up whereas Wild ‘N Out’s DC Young Fly was interviewed on the Fox Sports podcast Club Shay Shay. The alleged dialog got here up as ESPN host Shannon Sharp introduced up Ice Cube making an attempt to get one other movie made. Sharp identified the comic has been pushing for a brand new franchise entry as properly. That’s when the multihyphenate spilled what the Rush Hour actor reportedly stated about his doable return to the comedy franchise.
I ain’t imagined to say that, however I’m gonna say it anyway as a result of we’re getting previous, I don’t care. Chris Tucker out his mouth instructed me, instructed me actually this 12 months, sorry O.G. I’m unhappy we’re getting previous. He stated that if I play his son he’ll be within the film.
His claims might have been true as he saved reiterating the comedic actor gained’t be part of a doable sequel until the comic performs his son. Of course, the First Take host was aiming for a spot within the alleged revival. This led to the Almost Christmas actor mentioning the Pro Football Hall of Famer might take over Terry Crew’s function from Friday After Next. He even talked about desirous to do extra films with consideration towards extra dramas after showing within the Starz crime drama BMF.
Chris Tucker’s alleged phrases marked a shift in perspective towards the beloved franchise. He revealed he by no means got here again for a sequel because of his character Smokey’s weed utilization. He quelled these rumors of onset friction and cash points. The latter resurfaced as Faizon Love claimed he didn’t return for the Friday sequel because of being underpaid, which the Ride Along actor later responded to. The Money Talks actor may allegedly be able to reprise his function because the stoner icon.
Trying to get a sequel (or reboot?) made has been an extended onerous street for the comedy franchise. Along with Tucker’s “will-he-or-won’t-he” stance, one vital impediment has been a collection of losses. The forged misplaced Ice Cube’s film dad John Witherspoon in 2019. Tiny Lister allegedly succumbed to COVID-19 in 2020 with AJ Johnson passing away in 2021.
Doing a Friday reboot wouldn’t be out of the comic’s wheelhouse. He popped up in a sequel to a different stoner comedy basic How High in 2019 alongside rapper Lil Yachty. Of course, he’s poised to be in a remake of the cult basic House Party later this 12 months. Right now, the reboot is simply hypothesis as neither Chris Tucker nor Ice Cube have backed up the declare.
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