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‘This is Long Overdue’: Marlon Wayans’ Photo With Chris Tucker Leaves Fans Hopeful They’ll Create an ‘Instant Classic’ Onscreen

Marlon Wayans has fans hoping he can create comedic magic that will bring him and fellow comedian-actor Chris Tucker together on the big screen. 

Wayans set his social media ablaze after posting a photo of him and Tucker on Sunday, Nov. 21. In the caption, Wayans referenced both his and Tucker’s cult classic characters from their respective films “Don’t Be A Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in The Hood” and “Friday.”

Marlon Wayans (left) and Chris Tucker (right) Photo: @marlonwayans/Instagram

“Loc Dog and Smokey … One of my favorite people in the business. Imagine us in a movie … Instant classic,” wrote the comedian-actor. Just the mere suggestion that fans imagine the comedic duo doing what they do best on-screen sent fans down the rabbit hole of wishful thinking. 

They commented, “If you guys make a movie I know my stomach is gong to hurt. This is long over dueeeee” and “Make the move happen for the culture.” Some even offered up movie ideas to wishfully get the ball rolling. “The next haunted house move [fire emoji]” and “Y’all both should be part of Rush Hour 4!!!!! Unbeatable duo it will be,” wrote fans. 

Wayans remains a busy creative, having put out two sitcoms and countless films since his role of Loc Dog in the 1996 film. Tucker has expressed that he’s remained selective about his roles since portraying the weed-smoking “Friday” character. His biggest titles after the late ’90s hit included ‘Money Talks” and the “Rush Hour” franchise, which had its last release in 2007.

Since then, fans have hounded the actor about the possibility of reprising his roles in both “Rush Hour” and “Friday” — to no avail. In fact, Tucker recently revealed that part of his lack of interest in participating in a “Friday” sequel has to do with Smokey’s image. 

One of the reasons why I didn’t do the second one is because of the weed,” said Tucker. “Because I said, ‘Man, that movie became a phenomenon. I don’t want everybody smokin’ weed.’ ”

As for the fate of of “Rush Hour” character Detective James Carter, fans likely do not stand a better chance of seeing him make a return to the Box Office. “For the last seven years, we’ve been turning down the script, turning down the script,” revealed Tucker’s co-star Jackie Chan in 2017. Yesterday, we just agreed. The script probably at the end of this month will have a second draft, and next year, probably [we will] start. I hope — if Chris Tucker agrees.”

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