Kirsten Dunst and Gabrielle Union Have Some Ideas for a Bring it On Sequel
And it involves a cult-favorite cheer show.
It's been two decades since fans felt the chill of Toros in the atmosphere. To celebrate 20 years of Bring it On, stars Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst sat down with director Peyton Reed and writer Jessica Bendinger for a Zoom chat about the movie's cultural impact and what a sequel would entail for former East Compton Clovers cheer captain Isis and her rival, Rancho Carne Toros captain Torrance Shipman.
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Though there have been several Bring it On sequels, including Bring It On Again in 2004, Bring It On: All or Nothing later in 2006, 2007's Bring It On: In It to Win It, and Bring It On: Fight to the Finish, none of them brought back Dunst or Union — though one did feature Hayden Panettiere and Solange, so, a win for everyone there. During their reunion, however, Dunst and Union offered up some suggestions, including integrating some fan-favorite moments from Netflix's docu-series, Cheer.
"The impact, 20 years later, that this movie had and continues to have, that's awesome," Union said of what would happen in a sequal starring Isis and Torrance. "So, whatever that we may one day come up with, I mean, Kirsten, maybe we're like co-heads of the PTA. I don't know."
"Or we run a cheer school like Cheer," Dunst added. "Who knows?"
Part of the appeal for Dunst included playing a Monica Aldama role and deciding who does and doesn't get their time on the mat.
"Yeah!" Dunst said of playing a coach. "I feel like it'd be fun if we — I mean, it has to be a competition against somebody now."