Straight Outta Compton Is Expected to Dominate the Box Office a Second Weekend in a Row – Is a Sequel Next?
Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. biopic starring Ice Cube‘s son O’Shea Jackson Jr., saw unprecedented success its opening weekend, setting the record for the largest R-rated August release in history. The film’s triumph already has fans speculating on what’s next for the stars and has sparked rumors that a sequel (of sorts) is already in the works.
Compton, which is expected to hit around $30 million in its second weekend, tells the story of the groundbreaking hip-hop group’s first studio record, also titled Straight Outta Compton.
Following the movie’s headline-making first weekend, Jackson and his famous father, whom he portrays in the film, are reportedly already in early talks to costar in a movie about the L.A. riots, according to Entertainment Weekly. The film, titled April 29, 1992, tells the story of an ex-con who tries to protect his son after his workplace is looted.
A rep for the rapper however, told EW that neither actor has plans to commit to the project just yet.
Compton‘s popularity has also spurred rumors that a second movie is being planned, supposedly picking up where N.W.A. left off and covering the careers of Snoop Dogg, Tupac and Nate Dogg, former Tha Dogg Pound member Daz told TMZ.
TMZ says the alleged movie will focus on the group’s music and will incorporate gang violence and its place in the ’90s rap industry. Daz also claimed that Dre. Dre‘s son Curtis Young will play himself, Daz said.