Ice Cube and Warner Bros. Are Finally Developing ‘Friday 4’

Thanks to the studio’s new leadership.

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After a lengthy back-and-forth, Ice Cube and Warner Bros. are finally working on Friday 4.

The rapper and actor confirmed the news during his recent appearance on Flavor Flav’s Flavor of the Week, “We’re working on it. We finally got some traction with Warner Bros.” Cube revealed that the project was finally able to take a step forward thanks to the the studio’s newest co-chair and CEO Mike DeLuca, who he worked with at New Line when he developed the original Friday and All About the Benjamins. “So, now he’s running Warner Bros. And him and my man Michael Gruber was like, ‘Yo, what the f*ck is going on with Friday? Man, let’s get this shit back online,’” he continued.

Cube has always been vocal about his interest in continuing the Friday franchise, but the matter of the film rights proved to be a contentious issue between him and Warner Bros as the studio acquired New Line. In 2022, he claimed that the studio refused to give him the franchise’s rights, barring him from developing a fourth film without Warner Bros. signing off. He stood firm on his decision to not pay for the rights as he starred and wrote all three films in the franchise. “They need to give it to me, and they’re going to make money. I’m not about to pay for my own stuff. That’s stupid. They need to do the right thing, get it to us, let us turn it into more money, and make the fans happy…We can do a lot with it,” he stated.

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