Just a year shy of the 20th anniversary of its release, ‘Like Mike’ may be set to bounce back to theaters courtesy of a sequel if its star Bow Wow has his way.
Look inside to see what he recently said about bringing his character “Calvin Cambridge” back to life.
A slam dunk at the box office in 2002, ‘Like Mike’ – which starred Bow Wow, Morris Chestnut, Eugene Levy, and a host of cameos from the day’s most popular NBA stars – raked in over $62 million at the height of its popularity (over double its budget).
Now, as recently revealed on social media, Bow is looking to repeat the feat.
Taking to Twitter Wednesday (September 8), the 34-year-old engaged in a brief question-and-answer game with fans. In addition to giving an update on his ‘final album’ (due next year), the rapper-turned-actor (born Shad Moss) announced he plans on doing movies ‘for the rest of his life.’ Among said planned film ventures will be a follow-up to 2002’s ‘Like Mike.’
“We are working on a like mike sequel. Its all just ideas as if now,” revealed Moss. “But yes we have been talking. So far so good.”
After it was pointed out a straight-to-DVD film called ‘Like Mike 2’ was released in 2006 (starring Jascha Washington as the central character), Bow hit back with:
“We didnt do like mike 2. Im back with the original writer of the classic! Like mike 2 shoulda have never been made.”
As if that wasn’t enough to whet fan appetite, Moss also revealed the next installment of the franchise may not reference Michael Jordan in its title.
“Shhhhh….. another gem ima drop,” he started. “It wont be called LIKE MIKE. But LIKE someone. We are taking our time with this one. I believe this mite be bigger than original. Cant wait.”
In addition to confirming no other favorites from his filmography will get the reboot treatment (i.e. ‘Johnson Family Vacation,’ ‘Roll Bounce,’ etc.), other highlights from the Q&A session included Bow’s confirmation that he intends to pursue professional wrestling later in his entertainment career.
[photo source: Twitter]