Friday, January 27, 2012

Chris Tucker Returning For The Next Installment In The "Friday" Franchise!?


Rumors have been swirling for awhile that Chris Tucker would return for another "Friday" film. Ice Cube hinted at it a few months ago. "Friday" remains one of the best comedies ever! If you don't have it in your DVD collection... get it! Additional info has emerged. Deets below:

Via Jet Blog:

Friday Faithful, take hope!

If you’re a fan of the super successful and gut-busting comedy franchise Friday (count me as one!), then you’re likely jumping out of your seat over the news that a fourth film is on the way.

And, it likely will feature an appearance by Chris Tucker, whom we haven’t seen since the first film came out in the mid-90s.

Mike Epps, who replaced Tucker in the sequel, gave an interview to the Rickey Smiley morning show and said that he “talked to Ice Cube and he told me he's getting the script together. They're waiting on New Line Cinema to come through. I think it's going down in the spring.”

Yes, please, yes.

He also said this of Tucker (whom I once asked years back before the second Rush Hour film came out if he’d ever do another Friday film. He broke by heart when he told me he didn’t think so...): “Ice Cube spoke to Chris Tucker and I think he's coming back. If we can get Chris Tucker to come back, show up for 5 or 6 minutes. Bring out Kat Williams. Yep.”

It makes sense why Tucker wants back in. The mostly-adlibbed original found second life in the rental market and maintained top seller status for years.

Comedy Gods: please don’t disappoint us. We need more Friday!

Side Note: As hilarious and talented as Chris Tucker, I'm shocked he hasn't really made any other films except for the "Rush Hour" movies that got hella boring. [The first one was the best]. He was getting $20 million per "Rush Hour" film and didn't participate in any other "Friday" films which at the time I thought was a slap in the face to the fans of the film and the fact that the film put him on another level in Hollywood. Now he has major financial issues and his friend Michael Jackson can no longer help him so NOW he's interested in doing a "Friday" film. I like Chris Tucker and can't wait to see him back in a "Friday" film, but really dude?

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