After its $60.2 million opening weekend, it makes sense that the very solid Straight Outta Compton wouldn't be a one-off. The F. Gary Gray-directed N.W.A biopic is apparently getting a follow-up, if not a direct sequel.
The word from Dogg Pound rapper Daz Dillinger, reported by TMZ, is that the film will "pick up where N.W.A left off—following the careers of Snoop, Nate Dogg, Kurupt, Daz and Warren G." A few of those artists were portrayed in Straight Outta Compton, including Snoop and Warren G.
Tupac is also supposed to be a focus for the next movie, which will excite everyone who loved the single 'Pac scene in the N.W.A flick. A standalone Tupac biopic is still in the works as well, possibly from John Singleton, who gave us Boyz n the Hood and 2 Fast 2 Furious, and maybe starring Compton's Marcc Rose.
The pseudo-sequel is rumored to be titled Dogg Pound 4 Life. "Tha DPG's music will be the focus," TMZ writes, "but Daz says the follow-up also won't whitewash gang violence and its impact on the rap industry."
The post says most of the actors from Straight Outta Compton won't return, and that Dr. Dre and Ice Cube won't produce again, although "Daz says Cube's given his stamp of approval." It would suck to lose Cube's son O'Shea Jackson Jr., but Dre's son Curtis Young has allegedly been tapped to play his pops. And Suge Knight, who hates Compton, won't appear, which could make for a tough screenwriting feat.