Political correctness is something many have worried would ruin comedy. You can’t go a day without seeing a post saying, “They couldn’t make this movie today.” But there’s a filmmaker who believes we need a little outlandish comedy these days.
Marlon Wayans opened up about White Chicks 2, the potential sequel to his popular 2004 film, in a new interview with Variety. Not only did the actor say he wanted to get the sequel off the ground, but he also went as far as to say it was “necessary” for Hollywood. While there’s no official confirmation for the film, Wayans said right now is a time for a movie like this.
“I think White Chicks 2 is necessary. I think we’ve tightened up so much that we need to loosen our ties a bit and laugh a little bit,” says Wayans. “I don’t think Hollywood understands what a juggernaut White Chicks 2 would be. And the world just keeps giving us more [ideas]. White Chicks 2 is writing itself.”
For reference, 2004’s White Chicks was made for $37 million and grossed more than $113 million worldwide. While it was met with mixed reviews at the time, the film has hit cult classic status.
We may have to wait for another White Chicks entry, but audiences can currently see Wayans in the Aretha Franklin biopic Respect [read our review here].