Over 20 years after the original Gabrielle Union is officially developing a Bring It On sequel.
And before you say it, we are aware the franchise has four direct-to-video sequels, however Union’s Bring It On sequel will center on the East Compton Clovers.
“We’ve been developing a sequel that centers on the [Clovers],” she told ET’s Denny Directo in an interview. “We are working on it.”
In the cult classic, the East Compton Clovers where a cheerleading squad whose cheers, for years, were getting plagerized by the Rancho Carne Toros High School cheer squad, The Toros. The Truth Be Told actress portrayed Isis who coined the popular phrase, “I know you don’t think no white girl made that shit up.”
The film not only was a cult classic but the Clovers and their cheerleading uniforms which is a popular halloween costume have their own fanbase. And fans have been wanting a Clover-led Bring It On storyline for years.
“We’ve been developing a sequel forever,” the actress and author, 50, explained to Variety. “But for folks who don’t exactly understand how long development can take in Hollywood, that could be five minutes or 50 years.”
This isn’t the first time Gab Union teased a sequel, most recently she tweeted on the film’s 22nd anniversary, “Hmmmm so Isis might have a teenager.”
In which Chloe Bailey threw her hat in the ring and responded that she wants to “be a part” of it.
The following month while speaking with ET’s Nischelle Turner, the actress spoke more in-depth of the Bring It On sequel being in the works, which was only a rumor at the time.
“I’ve heard many takes over the years, but I’m hearing some really great takes from some big-name writers that are very surprising….Bring it On, baby, the gift the keeps on giving.
She also discussed a possible storyline where her character Isis is now the mother of a young cheerleader.
“Imagine if her daughter was, you know, a high stepper from Jackson State, Hawthorne State or Hampton. There’s so many forms of cheerleading that we don’t get to celebrate — The possibilities are endless.”
And to expand on her Sept 2022 sentiments Union says that Isis doesn’t necessarily have to have a daughter. “I mean, I could have a son, a daughter. I could have a non-binary child. Anything’s possible,” she said, joking that in real life, “I’m already Mama June on the sidelines.”
While we never jump at the news of a sequel decades after the original or its successors, we have always loved the Clovers and this new fresh take on the classic sounds very promising.
What’s your take on a Bring It On sequel?