The first Ride Along was a runaway success when it came out in 2014. The $25 Million buddy action comedy pulled in $135 Million domestically. Despite the fact that the film was very paint-by-numbers, people simply loved the chemistry between stars Kevin Hart and Ice Cube. A sequel was inevitable. Ride Along 2 came out earlier this year, and the $40 Million follow-up pulled in $90 Million domestically. If you’ve noted that diminishing return, you’re not alone. And yet today we learned that they’re going to push on with a Ride Along 3.
During an interview with Tim Story, the director of both Ride Along films, The Wrap learned that a third film was in the works. “Weâ€™re writing the script right now. Weâ€™re writing away and basically, Iâ€™m waiting to see some pages and weâ€™re excited for the idea and what it can be and of course bringing Kevin and Ice Cube back together because they are the greatest odd couple in the world,â€ he revealed. â€œIâ€™m impatiently waiting for a script to be given to me. We have some great ideas.“
So it sounds like Ride Along 3 is still in its infancy, at the scripting stage. If I had to guess, Universal is probably eyeing a January 2018 release for the film.