The possibility of a “White Chicks” sequel seems to be firming up by the day.
Earlier this year, Marlon Wayans was the first to tease talk of a follow-up to the 2004 Wayans brothers comedy. This week, whilst appearing on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live,” co-star and current “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” cast member Terry Crews fanned those flames.
Asked about the talk of a sequel, Crews said Marlon’s brother Shawn Wayans told him it’s happening: “You know what, I actually got with Shawn [Wayans], and he was like ‘man we doing it, we getting it going…’ Fifteen years ago, you have to understand. Fifteen years ago as of this month. I’m staying in shape just for that movie.”
Later, appearing on “The Talk,” Crews discussed a scene from the original in which he sings Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles” and what would be the equivalent today: “I think the modern day equivalent to that might be Carly Rae Jepsen ‘Call Me Maybe.’ But I would definitely do the whitest white girl song you would ever see. But white girls are singing gangster right now, you know what I mean? So it might be a little different, it might have a little rap thing in there. How ever we would do it, it’d be great.”
Keenan Ivory Wayans helmed the first film which grossed $113 million worldwide from a $37 million budget and then made a killing on home video and in cable reruns where, despite the film’s critical drubbing, it remains popular. As other early 2000 comedies like “Zoolander” and “Anchorman” have both seen follow-ups in recent years, this seems quite possible.