Marlon Wayans Says 'White Chicks 2' Is "Writing Itself"
He calls the follow-up to the 2004 comedy "necessary"
Published Aug 12, 2021Marlon Wayans thinks it's high time we revisit the characters in Keenan Ivory Wayans' 2004 movie White Chicks — in the form of a sequel.
"I think White Chicks 2 is necessary," Wayans — who played Marcus Copeland alongside his brother Shawn Wayans' Kevin Copeland in the original — told Variety. "I think we've tightened up so much that we need to loosen our ties a bit and laugh a little bit."
He continued: "I don't think Hollywood understands what a juggernaut White Chicks 2 would be."
While some of the comedy contained within the original film may not have aged well in the 17 years since its release — and while the flick maintains a measly 15 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes — it did gross more than $113 million USD worldwide in its heyday. So maybe Wayans is onto something.
As he notes, the current political climate and white womens' place in it makes for plenty of material.
"The world just keeps giving us more," he said. "White Chicks 2 is writing itself."
For the uninitiated, White Chicks follows two disgraced FBI agents, played by the Wayan brothers, who "go way undercover in an effort to protect hotel heiresses the Wilson Sisters from a kidnapping plot," per IMDb. The Wayans starred alongside Maitland Ward, Busy Philipps, Terry Crews, Jamie King and more.
Revisit the trailer for the original below.