Ice Cube says that Warner Bros. studios has ‘refused’ to make any more sequels to the Friday film franchise.
In 1995 the rapper and actor wrote and starred in the stoner buddy comedy alongside Chris Tucker, which went on to develop cult status along with its sequels Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002).
Now, Ice Cube has claimed that Warner Bros. has “hi-jacked” the franchise, preventing its creators from making any more films. In 2019, Ice Cube appeared on ESPN’s The Jump and said that a fourth script, titled Last Friday, was almost ready to go and that he was pushing for production to commence to mark the original film’s 25th anniversary in 2020. That never materialised, and Ice Cube has reportedly become increasingly frustrated with the studio, who he alleges is preventing the film from being made.
In a recent Instagram post, Ice Cube stated: “#freefriday from the jaws of Warner Bros. who refuses to make more sequels. They have hi-jacked the happiness of the culture”
At the time of writing, Ice Cube’s post has almost half a million likes.
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Watch the trailer for the original Friday film below.