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Chris Tucker: Another ‘Friday’ Might Happen But The Movie Has To Evolve


(AllHipHop News) Many movie goers have been waiting almost 20 years to see Chris Tucker and Ice Cube reunite for a sequel to the classic 1995 comedy Friday. While it seemed like fans would never get to see Smokey and Craig on screen together again, Tucker recently revealed that he is open to the idea of another Friday movie and wants to participate in the pre-production for the potential film.

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“I’m actually trying to help [the studio] come up with some ideas and be apart of the producing process with Cube to see if we can come up with something, so that might happen,” Tucker said during an interview with Sway Calloway’s Shade 45 radio program.

While Tucker may revive his Friday character, the weed-smoking, drug dealing Smokey from the first film would have to be different. The part would have to reflect Tucker’s faith and the person he is today.

“If I do a movie like Friday again it has to evolve,” adds the 42-year-old actor. “I evolved from Smokey when I was that age when I did that movie – from when I did Fifth Element or even the first Rush Hour. So, every character I look at now I’m like can I play it because where I am right now, because I pull a lot from real life. I put a lot of myself in the characters.”

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Watch Chris Tucker discuss doing another Friday movie, working with Jackie Chan, and Kevin Hart below.

  • Dan_Tebasco

    That sounds good, sounds like he’s not holding the project back but he just wants a worthy Friday sequel where they don’t just throw out a script and he gets a paycheck but something that can actually stand the test of time… Good for Tucker…

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      Please say no!

  • Tre C

    better chance of being released? Detox or a sequel to Friday?

    • SeekingMyMassa

      Ape entertainment. My white Massa cares for none of it.

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  • Troll_E_G

    I have the perfect script for this direction Tucker is wanting

    • SeekingMyMassa

      Apes can write?

      • Troll_E_G

        I attest you are living proof of that.

      • SeekingMyMassa

        I had to learn to take care of my aging white Massa.
        He doesn’t even have the energy to buttrape me like he used to.

    • SleepyTheGreat

      all the gotta do is have Smokey own a medical dispensary.

      • Troll_E_G

        Nawl, something more mature and meaningful

      • SleepyTheGreat

        The only “mature” Friday was the first one, so that would be interesting.

      • Vinsanity

        Its not mature it all.Its good though.

      • Papi Peligro

        Nobody checking for Tyler Perry’s Another Friday. But I feel you. It can’t be Craig sitting on the couch in his 40’s. It could that would be more like real life for this generation. LOL. Struggling with that unemployment. I don’t know I’m gone watch either way and criticize it either way.

      • Vinsanity

        Sounds like he wants to be a pastor in the movie.

  • loco_en_el_coco

    This dude is acting like he wants to change cinema or something… Stick to being the funny man cuz if you had to pull from real life to do the fifth element then what are you on?

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  • Black Jay

    Man, Friday was a dope movie. But I don’t really want to see a sequel. Sequels always suck for the most part. I mean, you do have your exceptions (Godfather II is the best sequel ever made) but they are rare. I’d have to say they need to leave Friday alone. But with the IRS chasing Chris, it’ll probably happen regardless.

  • SleepyTheGreat

    Let’s Be Real, Chris Tucker Seen Ice Cube Make 48 Million First Weekend With Kevin Hart For “Ride Along”, and Now He Wants To “Ride Along”.

    • Truth Powell

      Funny, but Chris Tucker is rich as ufk. That’s why he can just chill and not make movies.

      • BigHomie337

        Lol. Chris Tucker is broke. He owes the IRS for back taxes and that’s why he’s been touring doing standup. Nigga not funny anymore and would do anything to get the IRS so he doesn’t end up like Ron Isley or Wesley Snipes.

      • Truth Powell

        Broke is relative in this case. Fact is the dude has Friday 3 in the palm of his hands.

      • Ricky Adams

        no actor or celebrity ever goes broke lol once you make something that sells it always sells it just over time if you do not surpass it and you go idle for years like chris tucker did you’re not as rich as you once was or are used to so you classify as broke in your own world …technially speaking

  • johnblacksad

    Return of the MAGS…

    *n my Mark Morrison voice* smh…

  • Vinsanity

    Basically tucker saying hes not a good actor. Evolve? What, Smokey and Craig going to be grandparents in this movie and turn it into a kid movie? No thanks.

  • TimeWillTellu1

    I thought
    Tom Lister, Jr was the hold up for the movie? Deebo got a mortgage fraud case over his head. Dam!

  • Havoc Wreaka III

    No nigga, stick to the damn role… take that “i want to be who i am in real life and put it on the big screen” bullshit out of here

  • Papi Peligro

    Nice to see ya’ll king of leaving the reality shows and getting some real hiphop rumors. lately. I mean 4 out of the last 5 rumors rappers or producers. Dave Chappelle got a hiphop album so 5 out of 5.

  • I love Chris Tucker, but we all know that Hollywood only let one or two black dudes in at a time…Right now Kevin Hart is being forced down our throats……..I can’t wait for “Rush Hour”, and “Friday”

  • hoeyuno

    After Chris tucker did rush hour he flat out turned down Friday 2 cause they wouldn’t give him will Smith money.. Smokey was a funny ass character but dude would only do it now cause that hollyweird money is slow these days…kinda wack

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  • Bing6

    honestly the dude just aint funny no more all of his new stand ups suck. Bottomline is Mike epps surpassed old boi. It’s over!

  • R U Serious

    STOP PLAYING WITH MY EMOTIONS SMOKEYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

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  • Hybrid Entertainment

    that nigga seen how good ride along did now he wants to be involved in Friday nigga u aint slick

  • Hybrid Entertainment

    all Friday need is kevin hart mike epps and katt Williams after watchin this interview I could care less if chris tucker is in it

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  • RockyMountainRaider

    Shut up Chris, we get it already your a born again Christian. God will still let you in if you play the role. Isnt that why he left the franchise anyways?

  • Immortal

    Chris, you claim to have evolved in all your characters from Smokey on down, but as far as Rush Hour, you played the same character in all of them with the same type of jokes, dances and actions that you displayed in Def Comedy Jam and Friday. I hope that you do come and show some honest progression in these roles, but if you can’t/won’t then let them be remembered as they are funny as hell and high as can be.

  • C. Rice

    I don’t even wanna see some churched up version of Smokey in a Friday movie!

  • pockets_hot_from_pepperoni

    That sh*ts boring. I like seeing a movie to get away from life for a few hours

  • Iunno maybe a lil late chris, the whole purpose of the character smokey was the Tom foolery, without that what would Friday be about?

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  • Willie Stewart II

    Only way to make this work without makin it too corny is for one or both of them to have kids. Ice cube has matured as well at least in his movies so this could turn out to be some corny family shit. Friday was a classic because it depicted life in the hood.

  • Willie Stewart II

    Maybe something like a Tyler Perry script could turn this into a classic black movie without compromising the character chris tucker is looking to play but then it might as well not be called Friday. Either that or chris tucker would have to be the only character that’s really changed while everybody else stayed the same. Sequel never work out and chris tucker and ice cube’s names are probably both bigger than the movie at this point.

  • Dee Marriott

    why does he speak like micheal jackson

  • jerseyqueen24

    u kno how many years they been talkin bout another friday wit chris tuck Aint gon happen its been so many years that passed he should of kept it goin with rush hour I enjoyed all 3 of them but chris got it made he really don’t need to make no more movies he set