Deadline reports that Ride Along 2 is definitely happening. Kevin Hart and Ice Cube are finalizing their deals to reprise their roles, and Tim Story will be back to direct. Phil Hay and Matt Manfredi, who did the final rewrite on the original’s script, will also be back. Considering that Universal had already begun developing the sequel last April, eight months before the movie actually came out, this was a forgone conclusion, especially with the film’s box office success. After grossing $41 million in its first weekend, Ride Along is already over $120 million worldwide. According to Deadline, to appeal to foreign markets, the sequel will be more multicultural and feature more action. No word on the plot yet, so may we suggest Riddle Along, in which, now to win Ice Cube’s affections, Kevin Hart has to go on a ride along where everyone he meets will help him solve a cop-riddle.
Ice Cube and Kevin Hart, stars of Ride Along 2. Photo: Universal Pictures