Ice Cube Says a New ‘Friday’ Installment Is in the Works: ‘We Finally Got Some Traction’

Fans might be getting another Friday movie after all. Ice Cube recently made an appearance on Flavor Flav‘s SiriusXM show, Flavor of the Week, and gave a promising update about a rumored fourth Friday film.

“We’re working on it. We finally got some traction with Warner Bros.,” Cube told Flavor Flav after being asked if a new movie was on the way. “They have new leadership. My man Mike DeLuca — who used to be at New Line when I first started, when I first did the first Friday and Players Club and All About the Benjamins — Mike DeLuca was there. So, now he’s running Warner Bros. And him and my man Michael Gruber was like, ‘Yo, what the f—k is going on with Friday? Man, let’s get this s—t back online.’”

The filmmaker has been trying to get the fourth movie off the ground for a while now. Back in 2022, Cube was on Mike Tyson’s Hotboxin’ podcast and expressed his frustration with the film studio. “I don’t know. Warner Bros. is weird right now. I don’t know what they’re doing, they don’t know what they’re doing,” he told the legendary boxer at the time. “We’d love to have it back. I think it’s going to be close to a time when we get it back. So, we’ll either wait for that time, or we’ll keep trying to convince them that they need to let us control the movie. It’s my movie, but they have distribution control.”

Chris Tucker, who became a star after appearing in the first Friday movie, is open to reprising his role, but also put the blame on Warner Bros. for the delay. “It’s studios, and they gotta want to do it, and then it’s producers and all that stuff. It’s a lot that goes with it,” he told host Big Tigger during a March interview on Atlanta’s V-103 radio station.

Tentatively titled Last Friday, it would be the franchise’s first installment since 2002’s Friday After Next. Since the first film was released in 1995, three of its stars have passed away. Cube expressed his frustration on that subject as well.

“You know, I was a little hot because they had took so long,” he admitted to Flav. “John Witherspoon passed away, [Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister Jr.] passed away, [Anthony ‘AJ’ Johnson] passed away. I’m like, ‘Man, we keep losing people, and y’all keep dicking around, not doing the movie the way it needed to be done.’”

Watch Cube talk about the possibility of another Friday movie below: