Next month will be 20 years since the release of “Friday After Next”, which is the last film to be released under Ice Cubeof the “Friday” franchise. For years, fans have been waiting for the release of the sequel, however, there is some behind-the-scenes information that has prevented that from happening.
Recently, Ice Cube appeared on a special edition of Drinking Champagne podcast, taking place at LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells festival. When asked about the release of the next “Friday” movie, Ice Cube shared that he is trying to grow the franchise under Warner Bros.
He said, “I tryna get it out of Warner Bros. They don’t believe in culture people.” He went on to explain that Warner Bros. reserves the right to distribute any sequel. Although some have encouraged him to name his next movie other than “Friday,” he explained that once he takes on the characters’ names, it automatically becomes the property of “Friday.” .
Cube also shared that he wrote two different scripts for a potential sequel, but Warner Bros. rejected it.
As the process of getting another “Friday” movie drags on, celebrities from the franchise have moved on to real life, making it all the more difficult.
As previously reported, John Witherspoon, who played Cube’s father in the movies, has passed away in 2019. Tommy Lister Jr., who played Deebo, has passed away in 2020 and AJ Johnson has passed away in 2021. .
They also addressed whether Chris Tucker was committed to starring in another movie, Cube said that Chris told him the commitment was to star in another film. However, Chris has told others that he will be starring in another movie.
Back in 2021, Ice Cube took to social media to call out Warner Bros. when he announced that they refused to do more “Friday”.
NORE kept asking if there would be a 2002 sequel.”All about The Benjamins,” Stars Ice Cube and Mike Epps. However, Cube says that a potential sequel to that movie is bound by Warner Bros. as well as the sequel to the hit 1998 film “The’s the Players Club. “
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