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Recently Ice Cube confirmed for the culture that another Friday film will indeed be released. During a Twitter Q&A, one fan tweeted Cube asking, “Are the rumors true about the new Friday movie?” to which the West Coast rapper swiftly replied, “Yes.”
The cult-classic has long been a fan favorite since its debut in 1995, when actors Chris Tucker and Ice Cube made their world debut as “Smokey” and “Craig.” The Friday trilogy then swapped Cube’s onscreen right hand man Smokey for cousin “Day Day,” played by comedian Mike Epps for both Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002). And now, seventeen long years later, fans will get their fourth (and possibly final) Friday.
Although the 49-year-old Cube has been confirming the movie franchise’s return for years now [2], part of the delay was due to Cube’s many other projects, as well as his desire to return as much of the original cast as possible for the fourth installment.
During an interview with Beats 1 last month, Ice Cube confirmed to host Zane Lowe that the script was done and the cast was “great!”
“[The new Friday] is coming along. The script is final. That’s all I can say. I’m writing… All that’s done.
To me, we got great actors in the movie, you know? Some comedians, some just great actors. So the movie’s gonna have the right chemistry — that to me is not anything to worry about. It’s more about do they have the material that they can take and turn into magic. It’s on me to put that in their hands.”
Guess we’ll just have to wait for the official release date!