Chris Tucker Has Reportedly Agreed to Another ‘Friday’ Movie Under 1 Condition

Fans of the Friday movies have always hoped for Chris Tucker’s return. The actor famously left after the first Friday film following a hilarious turn as the neighborhood stoner, Smokey. But he has reportedly agreed to come back to the franchise under one condition. Showbiz Cheat Sheet reached out to representatives for Tucker for additional comment but did not immediately hear back.

Ice Cube and Chris Tucker look on, mouths agape, in ‘Friday’
Ice Cube and Chris Tucker | New Line Cinema

DC Young Fly claims Chris Tucker agreed to return to the franchise under 1 condition

During an interview on Club Shay Shay, the podcast hosted by former football star Shannon Sharpe, DC Young Fly claimed he’d spoken to Tucker about possibly returning for another Friday movie. He alleged Tucker told him he would do it, but only under the condition that DC appear in the film with him and play his son. 

“I ain’t supposed to say that, but I’m gonna say it anyway because we getting old, and I don’t care,” said the comedian. “Chris Tucker out his mouth told me. Told me, literally this year–sorry O.G. I’ma say it, we’re getting old, okay. He said if I play his son, he’ll be in the movie. So if this ever reach out to anybody… get to anybody, I promise you out his mouth this is what he said to me. He said, ‘If you play my son. I’ll be in the movie.’ I swear.”

Fans react to his possible return to the ‘Friday’ franchise

Some fans have been against another movie, fearing it might not live up to the earlier films. But many loved the idea of DC joining the franchise given that he has a similar energy to Smokey.

“That would be dope af to see him and Chris Tucker in a role together…it will be epic and funny af,” read one comment.

“Man I hope that part was true that Chris tucker willing to be in the next Friday if DC was his son on it… I hope that happens bcuz man that will be dope,” said another.

“Please make fri happen w DC and Chris,” a third fan pleaded.

“Dae Dae and Smokey need to meet each otha 🤣🤣🤣🤣. We need a new Friday fasho,” read a different comment, referring to Mike Epps’ character from the Friday sequels.

Chris Tucker explained why he left ‘Friday’

Friday (1995) went on to have two sequels, Next Friday (2000) and Friday After Next (2002) — but without Tucker.

Some have claimed that he left the franchise because of his alleged religious beliefs, but Tucker has cited other reasons. Appearing on Club Shay Shay last year, he explained his exit was more so about his desire to do more challenging work.

“I wanted to move on because when I did something, I never wanted to do it again,” he explained. “Back then, I was all about going to the next level. I had a good sense of like, ‘OK, now it’s time to go do an action movie.’”

“So when they asked me to do a Friday, I was like, ‘Nah, I wanna go do something else. We done did that,” he continued. “…I was thinking about my career, saying, ‘Nah I wanna go do Money Talks or something.’ Let me do my own movie.’”

“It was about going to the next level,” he added. “They couldn’t believe I didn’t want to do another one, but I was right when I think back on it. I was like, ‘It’s time to do something new. We did that.’ I did everything I could do, and I was prepared [to move on]. And I’m satisfied with it.”

Still, Ice Cube, who starred in the film as Craig Jones, Smokey’s best friend, has continued to try and do another film. Unfortunately, it has been stuck in development for years. In 2021, Ice Cube revealed the plot idea for the film, earning much applause from fans of the movies.

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