“Friday 4” has been stuck in the development hell for various reasons. The 2019 departure of John Witherspoon, who played Craig’s father in previous films, was a major setback for the filmmakers, with Ice Cube revealing that the legendary actor’s death put the project on the “back burner” until they figured out how to go about it. without Hi M. However, it now appears that a legal battle between Ice Cube and Warner Bros. causes further delays where neither party is able to find a solution that will benefit everyone involved.
Earlier this year, Cube stepped up Instagram and discussed how Warner Bros. refuses to make a new sequel and claims the studio is “hijacking[ing] culture “by letting IP lie dormant. Both parties have been at odds since then and a new report from Wall Street Journal reveals that the rapper-turned-actor wants to acquire the rights to his stoner saga so they can move on with a fourth installment.
The article also notes how Ice Cube and Warner Bros. has been locked in creative disputes about the direction that the alleged successor should take. It remains to be seen if they are able to settle their disagreement, but fans hoping to watch “Friday 4” will have to wait a while longer.