Terry Crews Says 'White Chicks 2' Is Going to Happen | 22 Words

White Chicks is a comedy that's as beloved as it is controversial. It follows the story of two undercover cops who go for a rather, ahem... interesting disguise, swapping both their gender and their race in order to protect a pair of socialites from a string of kidnappings. While it may not sound like the makings of a classic comedy, it was extremely well received by audiences. And it's since gone on to become a cult classic, with many delighting in its slapstick silliness.

For a long time, audiences have hoped for a sequel to the original movie, but the status of any follow-up was unclear. But now, it's the news we've all been waiting for... our favorite lip sync-er/American footballer, Terry Crews, has officially confirmed that White Chicks 2 is now in production. Oh. My. God.

Keep scrolling to see the revelation in an interview.

White Chicks is an iconic 2004 comedy movie.

Yep, it was released over a decade ago. Feel old yet? Although many criticized the film for being low brow and too obvious, it garnered a legion of fans and a cult following, thanks to its silly humor and shock value.

It was essentially a vehicle for the Wayans brothers.

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The movie's leads were played by Shawn and Marlon Wayans, pictured here at the Los Angeles premiere - although the two are somewhat unrecognisable in the film itself.

Because they spend the majority of the film looking like this.

The brothers go undercover as a pair of white females, taking gender swapping to a whole new level by throwing transracialism into the mix. Sounds problematic, but for the film, it works.

Another star of the movie is Terry Crews.

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He plays basketball star Latrell Spencer in White Chicks, and becomes an unlikely romantic lead when he develops a crush on one of the undercover brothers.

The scene in which Crews takes Wayans on a date is one of the movie's most famous.

The cringe factor is totally huge, as Crews is somehow completely duped by the cop's disguise, and goes all out in trying to impress - in a variety of, quite frankly, horrendous ways.

Crews also gave us this memorable moment.

In the car after the meal, Crews serenades his "lady" with a Vanessa Carlton track. The scene has gone down in history, and is an iconic element of the movie. It made Crews a firm fan favorite.

Because, try as Wayans might, he can't seem to shake Crews off.

Wayans does a ton of acting up on the date to try to extinguish the desire Crews seems to feel for him - but to no avail. It seems whatever Wayans does, it just makes Crews like him even more.

And when all is revealed, Crews is not too happy.

In fact, Latrell is one of the few characters who doesn't seem to get a happy ending, and is just left confused and dismayed. It's no wonder Crews doesn't feel done with the part yet!

Crews has become known as one of the film's best bits.

The endearing nature of his story line, alongside the inherent meme-ability of his scenes, have meant his role in the movie has had a lasting impact. Many point to him as their favorite thing about White Chicks. 

In fact, White Chicks is general is still super popular.

In spite of a lukewarm critical reception, the film is not lacking in fans. Since its 2004 release, it has gained a cult following, with many still amused by the wacky, slapstick humor and insane quote-ability.

In fact, fans of the film have long had one outstanding question.

Why has there been no sequel? For a movie with such a dedicated fan following, it seems strange that no one has tried to milk the franchise for a second time around.

Especially when it seems so possible.

Marlon Wayans, one of the movie's biggest stars, has teased on TRL that he'd definitely be down for creating and starring in a White Chicks 2 last year.

In fact, he even shared a mock-up of the poster.

Wayans showed a potential poster for the movie's sequel on his Instagram, promising if it got over 300,000 likes that he'd go ahead with the film. The post currently has almost 500,000 likes, leaving fans wondering what the hold up is.

Crews has always been vocal about his thoughts on a sequel.

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Terry Crews has exclusively revealed that he is also very keen on creating the next part of the White Chicks franchise, and is ready to go whenever he's asked.

In an interview with Us Weekly, Crews admitted that he's been waiting for the production team to approach him.

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Speaking about White Chicks 2, Crews said, "I’m staying in shape for White Chicks 2.  I will never get out of shape, you know that, right? I will be seventy-five and say, ‘Here we go, I’m ready to go!’"

Crews went on to say he's deliberately making efforts to keep his role.

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"I will never, ever get out of shape because that movie’s going to happen one day," he promised Us Weekly. And since he plays a pro-basketball player, we're guessing keeping up appearances is no mean feat!

Crews is undoubtedly an essential part of the sequel.

But with both Wayans and Crews on board, it doesn't seem like there's any reason that White Chicks 2 should be held up any longer... Right?

People have been particularly excited about the idea of a sequel.

Crews' hints made the possibility of a White Chicks sequel seem much more like a reality. People were stoked about it.

The majority of fans have had an enormously positive reaction to the news.

One Facebook commenter wrote, "Yes!!! Totally love that movie. A second movie would be great." Another added, "Come on now! I’ve been waiting a long time for this!!!! This needs to happen already!"

Although not everyone is so emphatic.

In fact, there are some out there who are not so keen on the idea of a sequel. There are a few main reasons people think White Chicks 2 may not be such a good idea.

Some were fine with the idea of a new movie, but just not with Crews being involved.

Many thought Crews was too talented of an actor to be in such a silly, low-brow style of comedy - although there's nothing fundamentally wrong with this style of humor, even if it wasn't to one person's specific tastes.

Others were concerned about the racial element of the movie.

The fact that the two leads not only change their gender but also their race for the story is seen by many as inherently problematic. It's certainly got excellent shock value, to say the least.

Some worried about White Chicks 2 in the current political climate.

The US President, Donald Trump, is no stranger to a controversial Tweet - and many fear his response to this style of parody. There's no doubt the Wayans brothers would be subject to much public scrutiny if the movie did go ahead.

Others think that the world just isn't ready.

There is a climate of quick offence online nowadays, so we can't imagine this movie would have an altogether positive response from the internet.

Well, the world had better get ready, my friends.

Because Terry Crews just officially confirmed that White Chicks 2 is in production.

This is not a drill.

Even though sequel rumors have been circulating for a while now, the actual myth has never been officially confirmed. Until now...

Cue a giant bitch fit...

Terry Crews was recently a guest on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, where he was asked about the many rumors speculating a follow-up to the film.

He gave the answer we've all been waiting for.

Speaking in the interview, Terry was asked by a caller if he had heard any more news on the sequel. He replied, "I actually got with Shawn and he was like ‘Man we doing it, we’re getting it going. 15 years ago as of this month! I’m staying in shape just for this movie."

You can watch the clip here.

Though there has been no official release date, people are excited non-the-less.

White Chicks 2 is an undeniably good idea.

And whether it's a success or a giant disaster, you can guarantee I'll be watching - and waiting hopefully for another signature Terry Crews lip sync battle.