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.
via: Getty ImagesThe 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.
via: ShutterstockHe 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.
Crews has always been vocal about his thoughts on a sequel.
via: Getty ImagesTerry 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.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.
via: Getty Images"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.
HOLD MY POODLE! 😱@terrycrews says 'White Chicks 2' is going to happen OMG 👏🏽👏🏽❤️ https://t.co/iP7W5AX1En— boohoo (@boohoo)1552903109.0
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.
@usweekly @terrycrews No. No, do not do this. No, you are better than this, Terry. Please, just no.— 'bout Time (@'bout Time)1552864308.0
Others were concerned about the racial element of the movie.
@usweekly @terrycrews Really? Yall wanna see black men dress up like white woman after all the B.S . yall scroll th… https://t.co/nCAsr3VpqM— Saleak Russell (@Saleak Russell)1552855995.0
Some worried about White Chicks 2 in the current political climate.
@usweekly Sure to be the subject of trump’s tweets and fox programs for weeks. Would be cool to hear explanation w… https://t.co/Tlw1rezHDb— Que Star (@Que Star)1552913986.0
Others think that the world just isn't ready.
@usweekly @terrycrews With how offended ppl get these days... I could see this being a bad idea, but I don’t care, I love it. Bring it on!— recyclops (@recyclops)1552872107.0