Many people asked themselves why but we’ve never really gotten an answer to why Chris Tucker didn’t do more Friday movies.
Until now….and the answer is very sad.
As you all know, Chris Tucker starred in the first one with Ice Cube. The movie was a great success, and for many, the film is still one of the top 10 best stoner movies.
The people wanted to see him in more films of this franchise. The reason why it didn’t happen is simple; Chris Tucker says that it’s because he didn’t want to influence people to smoke weed.
Here is what we know about a potential “Last Friday” movie and why it may never happen:
The first Friday movie, a surprise hit of a stoner comedy starring rapper and actor Ice Cube and comedian Chris Tucker, led to two sequels and a spin-off animated TV series.
Another Friday sequel has been rumored and speculated about for years, with Ice Cube stating that he wanted the fourth installment to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the first film, which would have meant a 2020 release.
That did not happen, but Cube says a script exists. However, since Friday After Next, two prominent cast members have sadly passed on. John Witherspoon, who played Ice Cube’s father in the series, passed away in 2019 following a heart attack. Unfortunately, Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Jr followed him a year later due to heart disease.
The passing of these cast members and the reluctance of star Tucker to return to the series could complicate matters when it comes to getting another film green-lit, though Ice Cube seems determined to make it happen.
Let’s be honest; this is probably one of those projects like Dr. Dre’s “Detox” that would be better left as a legend than reality because, without Witherspoon and Lister Jr., It simply wouldn’t be the same, right?
Is Friday also one of your most favorite stoner movies of all time? Let us know in the comments.
People are going to smoke marijuana regardless so what that’s going to the best stoner pictures besides teaching child and how high ever do your thing Chris
Cone on its a gift from God we blessed with and u kno this
Wow…not what i thought at all
Surly he is an actor ?, did Hannibal lecter not do another film because he doesn’t want to encourage cannibalism ?, ridiculous statement.
But joking about smoking weed on Rush Hour and pocketing a joint was better? Thats such a weak excuse, give the people what they want and do the movie!
Well mostly everybody’s smoking it now anyway, it’s even legal in several states, so won’t you reconsider??
People already smoke. Who are u influencing to smoke weed? We already smoke it. I love Friday. Dang good movie. U r funny as heck, u r a great actor. Do your thing Chris. Pe a positive role model.
It’s a must seen flik everybody needs to see come Chris Tucker every boby already smoke remember amendment 64
U r not influencing people to smoke weed. They r going too regardless of u. U r a funny guy and I would love to see u in another Friday. I smoke cannabis cuz I have mental health issues. God gave us this plant to help each other
I think ever since I’ve been 17 or 18 years old every Friday I watch every one of your films as a Friday ritual I was so excited that I almost heard that y’all are making the last one but then Chris Tucker decided to stop the films because of those two members that have passed on I get that I do it is sad it is going to be different but your fans want you to do it and it just wouldn’t be the same so there’s just one two and three but we still love them no matter what I still laugh every single Friday and I want to say thank you very much as a number one fan of yours