Ice Cube reveals why the next ‘Friday’ movie hasn’t been released yet

It has been almost 20 years since the debut of Ice cubes Friday after next, the third film released under the “No Vaseline” rapper’s Friday franchise. As a result, there has been much speculation about when the next film will be released and during an episode of the film Drink Champs podcast at LL Cool J’s Rock The Bells festival, Cube shares the reason behind the stand-up.

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“I’m trying to get it out of Warner Bros. They don’t believe in the culture, man,” Ice Cube told podcast hosts, NORE & DJEFN

The 53-year-old Los Angeles native also revealed that Warner Bros. has distribution rights to Friday movie. “Once I take the character’s name, it becomes a property Friday,Cube added about people asking him to possibly change the movie’s name. “It’s useless. They just need to get away from that s—!”

Cube noted that Warner Bros. rejected two of his scripts for the film. The first script included the characters Craig (Ice Cube) and Da Da (Mike Epps) going to jail for selling marijuana.

“The S is funny,” Ice Cube said. “After they turned it down, they had all these movies about going to jail. So I was like, ‘Man, look, you’re setting me up.’ The other script was about the kids in the hood having beef with the OGs and Craig has to come back and smash it.Smokey’s [Chris Tucker’s] son is the new Deebo [Tommy Lister Jr.]and he’s wild.”

Cube added that Warner Bros. “stumbled upon it,” in addition to talking about some of those Friday prominent characters who die, including John Witherspoon, who played Cube’s father in the films, Lister, who played Deebo, and AJ Johnson, who played Ezal.

When asked if Tucker would appear in another film, Cube said that the comedian and actor has not expressed full interest in doing another film. Friday. “Chris is smooth,” Cube said. “But me and Chris are cool.”

As for Cube’s other notable projects like 2002 All about Benjamin’s film and his 1998 hit film The player club, Cube said it’s tied up because of Warner Bros. “Again, another Warner Bros f–up,” Cube concluded.

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