UPDATE 5:03 PM EST: Universal has denied that a sequel is in the works. A spokesperson with the studio said:
“At this time there are no plans for a Straight Outta Compton sequel.”
Straight Outta Compton has been making a killing at the box office, achieving both critical and commercial success after its opening weekend!
So that means Hollywood is getting ready to follow up with more rap biopics! It’s been reported that a Straight Outta Compton sequel is in the works — following the rise of Snoop Dogg, Tupac, and other West Coast greats!
Dogg Pound veteran Daz revealed that the film — reportedly titled Dogg Pound 4 Life — will follow the careers of Snoop, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz, and Warren G!
The focus of the film will center around Tha Dogg Pound Gangstaz’ music, but will also include gang violence and its impact on the rap industry.
Dr. Dre‘s son Curtis Young is said to take over the role of his dad for the upcoming film — a role that went to Corey Hawkins in Compton. As for the casting of Snoop and Ice Cube, it doesn’t look like actors from Compton will reprise their roles.
Since the formation Dr. Dre’s Death Row Records will be a huge part of this story, co-founder Suge Knight will be included. Though the producers won’t be working directly with him since he is serving jail time after being charged with murder.
Are YOU excited for this Straight Outta Compton sequel?