Gabrielle Union Pitches a "Bring It On" Sequel Idea on the Movie's 22nd Anniversary
At least one Clover is ready to make a comeback. On Aug. 25, Gabrielle Union celebrated the 22nd anniversary of the premiere of "Bring It On" by pitching an idea for a sequel to the teen classic. Union retweeted a post about the movie's anniversary alongside her idea for a next generation follow-up to the cheerleading film. "Hmmmm so Isis might have a teenager 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔😳🤷🏾♀️🙏🏾 #BringItOn," she wrote.
Union's idea quickly took off on social media, with celebrities like Chlöe Bailey sharing their desire to take part in a movie about Isis's daughter. Bailey tweeted, "i wanna be apart 🥺😍." Meanwhile, her "grown-ish" costar Ryan Destiny added, "Yup. Where are the uniforms?!"
Isis is the character Union played in the 2000 movie. As the captain of the Clovers cheerleaders, Isis called out the Toros, led by Torrance (Kirsten Dunst), for stealing their cheers. "Brr, it's cold in here, I said there must be some Toros in the atmosphere? I know you didn't think a white girl made that sh*t up," she says in the movie.
Since the movie's premiere, Union's performance as Isis has been widely praised, and the actor has made it clear she would love to return for a sequel. In a "The Late, Late Show With James Corden" interview in 2020, Union revealed that both she and Dunst have discussed the possibility of making a second "Bring It On."
"I think [we agreed] because we all got obsessed with 'Cheer' on Netflix, and it kind of, like, brought back the whole love of cheerleading, and we kinda want to see where these people would be 20 years later," Union explained.
Currently, no official plans for a "Bring It On" sequel have been announced, but the feature film has spawned a number of direct-to-video sequels that aren't true continuations of the original. In fact, Syfy is releasing a horror movie inspired by the franchise — "Bring It On: Cheer or Die" — in October.
While that sounds fun, "Bring It On" fans would no doubt much rather see the brilliant reunion film that Union pitched on Twitter.