Rumor: Ice Cube Quits Comedy Movie ‘Oh Hell No’ About Covid-19 Vaccine
A new rumor claims that rapper and actor Ice Cube quit the comedy ‘Oh Hell No’ after being asked to get a Covid-19 shot.
This rumor comes from Borys Kit and Kim Masters of The Hollywood Reporter.
According to THR, “Ice Cube has left Sony’s upcoming comedy Oh Hell No, which he would have co-starred in with Jack Black, after refusing a request from producers to get vaccinated, sources told The Hollywood Reporter.”
In June, Deadline reported that the film would see Jack Black play a character named Sherman who falls in love with Will, the Ice Cube character’s mother. Ice Cube doesn’t approve and tells Sherman, “Oh fuck no.”
The film was written by Scot Armstrong, Tracy Oliver, Jessica Gao and Rodney Rothman. It is directed by Kitao Sakurai with Matt Tolmach producing.
According to THR, the Sony Pictures film initially delayed the start of its production due to an injury suffered by Jack Black during the final episode of Conan.
Related: Black Panther actress Letitia Wright reportedly fired her US PR team after facing backlash for being skeptical of Covid-19 vaccines
The Hollywood Reporter previously claimed that Letitia Wright, who plays Shuri in Marvel’s Black Panther films, expressed anti-vaccine views on the set of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
THR’s Tatiana Siegel, Chris Gardner and Borys Kit claimed in early October: “A number of artists, from Rob Schneider (who is currently filming Netflix Home team) to Letitia Wright (shooting Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever) shared anti-vaccine stances on social media.
“In Wright’s case, an established source says she took similar views on COVID-19 vaccines on Atlanta production,” THR continued.
They also added: “The British actress has quietly parted ways with her entire team of US reps following a backlash following the release of a controversial anti-vaccine video in December.”
Related: Black Panther Actress Letitia Wright Responds To Rumors About Her Stance On Vaccines
Wright responded to these claims for THR on Instagram where she shared an image of armor along with a quote from Isaiah 54:17. He said, “Weapons designed to attack you will not succeed; the words spoken against you will do no harm at all.
Alongside the image, Wright wrote, “God bless you all. It saddens me to have to respond to reports published by The Hollywood Reporter on October 6, 2021. The report discussed my conduct on the set of Black Panther 2. I honestly say that was completely untrue.
“Anyone who knows me or has worked with me knows that I work incredibly hard at my craft and that my primary goal is always to do impactful and inspiring work. That has been and will continue to be my sole focus,” Wright asserted.
The actress added, “I will continue to hold on to the hands of God and the scriptures of Isaiah 54:17. I continue to focus on my healing. Thank you for your prayers. And I continue to pray for love. , the peace and joy of God to you all. May God bless you. Letitia.
Related: Rumor: Actors, Filmmakers and Other Hollywood Creators Refusing to Get Vaccinated
Covid-19 vaccine mandates have become a divisive topic in Hollywood. A rumor in August claimed that a host of Hollywood actors, filmmakers and creators were refusing to get vaccinated.
Former THR reporter Matthew Belloni said: ‘We are now over a year into film and TV production’s rocky restart, with studios spending hundreds of millions of dollars to get cameras rolling around the world worldwide, vaccines are readily available and, like Monday, Pfizer-BioNTech shots are FDA-approved. Yet there are far too many actors, filmmakers, and other creatives who refuse to get vaccinated.
Related: Gina Carano Canceled Film About Hollywood’s Strict COVID-19 Vaccine and Mask Mandates: ‘I Don’t Believe Anyone Can Make Your Medical Choices for You’
Producer Dallas Sonnier, who was originally set to film an adaptation of White Knuckle starring Mandalorian actress Gina Carano, clarified that the film was postponed due to vaccination mandates. He went on to detail that instead of White Knuckle, they sped up a new western called Terror on the Prairie starring Samaire Armstrong, Nick Searcy, Donald Cerrone and Gabriel-Kane Day Lewis.
He told the Daily Wire: “Oith the precariousness of the current Hollywood landscape and the remarkable overstepping of its power class wWe made the difficult but careful choice to go further into the wild west to make films about our own terms.
“The Daily Wire has given Gina and our team all the support any producer could ask for. Now we have to go make them proud by producing something really awesome.
Carano also said during the Daily Wire live event at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, “After announcing our first project this summer, Hollywood unions began debating vaccination mandates for cast and crew. , and I wasn’t in it.”
She added, “I don’t believe anyone can make your medical choices for you, and I’m not willing to impose masks and vaccines on anyone else.”
What do you think of this Ice Cube rumor from The Hollywood Reporter?