Ice Cube Addresses Rumors on Druski and Vince Staples Starring in ‘Friday’ Prequel
Vince Staples and Druski are rumored to star in a Friday prequel, which intrigued Ice Cube There was a tweet going around on Monday (March 21) that said, "A 'Friday' prequel is in the works for HBO max.". Comedian druski and rapper Vince Staples are attached the lead roles.”
The poster of the tweet, @OhThatMarco, even went so far as to claim Cube's son wrote the script, writing in a follow-up tweet, "O'Shea Jackson Jr. the writer of the script says the Movie will go into production this summer."
Cube, who played Craig Jones in the Friday film franchise, re-tweeted the tweet, writing, “This is blasphemy,” indicating the rumor is untrue.
Original Friday starred Ice Cube, Chris Tucker as Smokey, John Witherspoon as Pops and Tiny Lister as Deebo among other colorful characters. Both the sequels to this sleeper hit found success at the box office, Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002).
However, the fourth Friday film - tentatively titled Last Friday - has not been made. Not only have Witherspoon, Lister and A.J. Johnson (who played lovable crackhead Ezal) all passed away, but Ice Cube was also having difficulty completing the film.
The N.W.A legend apologized for not making the film prior to Witherspoon's death in November 2019 and explained why it hasn't happened.
“I really apologize to my friend for not getting the next Friday movie made,” he said. “It’s not my fault. Some dumbass people in Hollywood at New Line Cinema, if you wanna … you can email Toby Emmerich and Richard Brener if you feel like I feel. Yeah, you punks had two scripts and you didn’t wanna do them.
“That’s the real. We were tryin’ to make that movie for years and we couldn’t get it done. We got the other three and we got our memories.”