UPDATE: WatchLOUD followed up with Bythewood at the Urbanworld film festival and she explained WHY there would be no sequel.
As fast as a rumor can start on Twitter, it can be shut down just as quickly. Earlier today movie fans were buzzing over an “announcement” of a sequel to Love & Basketball, the 2000 film starring Sanaa Lathan and Omar Epps as two college basketball players trying to manage their lives on and off the court. The hoop romance was the directorial debut of Gina Prince-Bythewood.
A poster of the two sporting smiles with the caption, Love & Basketball 2 coming Valentine’s Day 2015, got fans (and haters) of the film talking.
However, Bythewood didn’t hesitate to calm all of the noise down.
Wow! For the record, there is NO sequel to Love and Basketball happening. Cute picture of Omar and Sanaa though.
— Gina PrinceBythewood (@GPBmadeit) September 17, 2014
Ah, well. In the meantime you can catch Sanaa Lathan next year starring in The Perfect Guy with Morris Chestnut and Michael Ealy. Epps is holding it down in the drama “Resurrection.”
Watching this scene from the original makes us think a part two wouldn’t be a bad idea at all: