3 Reasons Why We’re Excited for Best Man 2
When word hit that director Malcolm E. Lee and Universal Pictures have plans to resurrect his classic film, The Best Man, you jumped for joy. Admit it, Vixens. It’s been 12 years since The Best Man raveled our minds in 1999 and now a sequel to the classic movie is finally in pre-production after the idea grew during a reunion dinner with the cast back in January. Often pegged as the male answer to Waiting to Exhale, his plan is to ask the critically acclaimed ensemble cast to reprise their roles.
Though a release date for the wedding-themed sequel has yet to be determined, the excitement is already brewing. According to user comments made on Deadline.com where the press release was posted, viewers applaud Malcolm E. Lee’s comeback and hope The Best Man 2 will be the long-awaited combat to Tyler Perry’s films. While Malcolm E. Lee has the green light on this production, go ahead and dust off your copy of The Best Man soundtrack and check out three reasons why we’re excited for the sequel and why you should be too!
The Best Man served as the launching pad for many of its cast members, including (the gorgeous) Terrence Howard, and was released in the golden eras of Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Morris Chestnut and Nia Long. Critics especially enjoyed Terrence’s performance to point where Best Man is considered to be his breakout film. For these high rollers in Hollywood to link up with the rest of the cast will make for a very interesting part 2.
The Best Man Soundtrack was an amazing edition to the film’s release. Featuring songs from some of the breakout urban artists of the 1997-1998 period, the soundtrack spawned some very successful singles, such as Maxwell’s “Let’s Not Play the Game”, Bob Marley and Lauryn Hill’s “Turn Your Lights Down Low” and the movie’s lead song, “The Best Man I Can Be” by Tyrese, Case, R.L. and Ginuwine. The album itself peaked at number two on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. With the history of the first movie’s soundtrack, there’s the possibility of the second soundtrack being just as good.
Harper’s book, Unfinished Business caused a lot of drama in the first movie and almost cost him his life as well as his best friend’s marriage. His use of real-life experiences allowed for a lot of dirty laundry to be aired at his friends’ expense. Though Harper was able to clear the air with Lance and the others, it would be interesting to see where his next book takes us, if any takes us. Do Lance and Mia remain happily married? Do Robin and Harper ever get married? Did Shelby and Quentin's one-night span beyond the movie's closing scene?