Remember Vanessa Carlton’s “A Thousand Miles”? That song was considered a big hit back then, largely due to one iconic scene in 2004’s “White Chicks“.
Though the song was named “one of the most enduring songs of the millennium” by Billboard, the movie didn’t manage to spawn a sequel. However, that may soon be a myth because “White Chicks” actor Marlon Wayans recently hinted on his official Instagram account that a sequel could be in the works.
The photo, which was a mockup poster for “White Chicks 2”, came with the caption, “Show of hands who wants to see the sequel to this? 300,000 likes and I may make this our next movie”.
Directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, “White Chicks” is an American buddy cop comedy film written and produced by Keenen Ivory, Shawn and Marlon Wayans.
It centres on FBI agents Kevin Copeland and Marcus Copeland (played by Shawn and Marlon), who fall in disgrace in the agency after an unsuccessful mission. As a last resort to being fired from the agency, they are assigned by their superior Section Chief Elliott Gordon to work undercover protecting cruise line heiresses Brittany and Tiffany Wilson from a kidnapping plot.
However, they are forced to disguise themselves as the Wilson sisters as the spoiled white daughters refuse to leave their hotel due to their facial scars from a car accident.
The 2004 comedy received mixed reviews and was listed by film critic Richard Roeper as one of worst movies of 2004. But that didn’t stop people from watching it and there have been plenty of speculations that a sequel was in the works. Back in 2009, Sony said that they were developing a sequel with the Wayans. Before they could even begin filming, the studio later announced that they had cancelled the sequel.
In 2013, Marlon confirmed that he was interested in reviving the sequel’s production. He said, “We’re thinking about it, actually seriously talking about doing it. It’s the one thing that everybody begs us to do”.
Gabriel Iglesias further fueled the speculation by posting a picture that came with the caption, “On the set of White Chicks 2 with @MARLONLWAYANS #OmgYes“.
But what’s stopping them from making the 2nd “White Chicks” movie? Well, last year, Marlon once again stated he wanted to develop a sequel titled “White Chicks 2”. However, since the original movie came out more than a decade ago, Marlon told The Grio that a change in the film sales market prevented them from green lighting it
I think people are scared that it’s 10 years removed. Overseas markets have changed and selling foreign isn’t as lucrative as it was for these types of movies.
The photo that he posted on Sunday has thus far gained over 407,000 likes on Instagram and over 700,000 likes on Facebook. The Wayans have yet to respond to The Huffington Post for comment regarding “White Chicks 2”.
For now, we’ll leave you with one of the most iconic scenes in the cinematic history:
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