It’s Official: ‘Last Friday’ Installment Is in the Works for Ice Cube’s ‘Friday’ Franchise

The movie we’ve been waiting for is finally getting a fourth installment! On an appearance on “The Late Late Show with James Corden” Tuesday (May 16), Ice Cube confirmed the rumors that have been running rampant for years about a fourth movie being added to the Friday franchise. “We’re working on one right now,” Cube said. “We’re gonna call it Last Friday.”

The cult classic Friday that has become synonymous with the phrase “Bye Felicia” was released in 1995 and was the brainchild of the legendary Compton MC, who at the time had been in films about the hood that depicted it as menacing and violent. Because there are two sides to every coin, Cube sought to show a lighter side of life living in the ghetto. With the help of writing partner and friend DJ Pooh, Cube wrote his third script and first developed project with the movie Friday.

His goal in creating a “hood classic” was more than accomplished with the massive success that followed the release of the film. Friday has gone on to spawn two sequels, Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002).

There is no word if Tucker will reprise his infamous role as Smokey in the upcoming flick. Although Friday was the film that put actor Chris Tucker on the map, Tucker has not made any other appearances in the films that followed the first one. Cube was also tight-lipped on any other details, such as the plot or a timeline of when the film should expect to see a release.

“Swalla” singer Jason Derulo, who was also a guest that night with Cube on the James Corden talk show, spoke highly of the original film’s influence, “Friday was one of my favorite movies of all time. Literally, I would watch it every single Friday. It was that serious.”

Friday is truly a classic and we can’t wait to see what Cube has in store for us with Last Friday.

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