Ice Cube is speaking out against Warner Bros for blocking new “Friday” sequels from being produced. He is asking for the rights to the films.
On Friday, the west coast legend aimed at the production giant on Twitter, claiming that they are purposefully withholding the sequels to “Friday.” The last installment, “Friday After Next,” was released on November 22nd, 2002. Ice Cube announced that “Last Friday” was to be released in 2020 on the 25th anniversary of the original film. However, there has been no progress reported on the film in recent months.
“#freefriday from the jaws of Warner Bros. who refuses to make more sequels. They have hi-jacked the happiness of the culture,” Cube tweeted along with an animated photo of the original “Friday” cast.
Sources told TMZ that Warner Bros owns the rights to the “Friday” franchise. For whatever, the studio is not interested in releasing additional movies despite the cult-classic success of “Friday,” “Next Friday,” and “Friday After Next.”
The sources also claim that Cube is upset that Warner Bros refuses to hand over the rights to the films he created, especially if there is no plan to release additional movies.
— Ice Cube (@icecube) February 26, 2021