It was in 2004 that a little movie called White Chicks became one of the top-grossing comedies that year, earning $113 million at the box office worldwide — despite getting roasted by critics. For the last 15 years, fans have been clamouring for a sequel and it looks like they may get their wish.
Terry Crews was a guest on Andy Cohen’s Watch What Happens Live, and during the call-in portion of the show, the Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor was asked whether a possible sequel is actually coming to fruition, and Crews only had positive news to share. “I actually got with Shawn [Wayans] and he was like, ‘Man, we’re doing it, we’re getting it going,'” to which the audience burst into applause. Crews, who played pro baller Latrell Spencer in the film, joked that the only reason he’s staying in shape is to do the sequel. “I’ve been working out for 15 years so I can do White Chicks 2, y’all! Please! Please!” he pleaded.
Where there’s a Terry, there’s a way
It’s not the first time Crews has willed the sequel into an actual thing. The America’s Got Talent host told Us Weekly earlier this year that he would “love” if White Chicks 2 would happen, adding that he would “never, ever get out of shape because that movie’s going to happen one day.” And Crews wasn’t the only one. Marlon Wayans appeared on MTV’s Total Request Live last year where he discussed the project‘s likelihood and seemed hopeful, saying, “I don’t know, but there’s been some rumblings happening, and a lot of people want us to do it, so me and my brothers have been talking. So if things go right, we hope to do a White Chicks 2.”
The first film, which was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans, starred Shawn and Marlon Wayans as FBI agents who go deep undercover as white women (complete with whiteface and wigs) to solve a string of kidnappings. It was produced by the Wayanses, and also co-starred Busy Philipps, Jennifer Carpenter, Jessica Cauffiel and Jaime King.