Marlon Wayans Claims ‘Scary Movie’ Franchise Was ‘Snatched’ From His Family: We Didn’t Walk Away, They Took It

Marlon Wayans Claims ‘Scary Movie’ Franchise Was ‘Snatched’ From His Family: We Didn’t Walk Away, They Took It

 Marlon Wayans is setting the record straight regarding the Scary Movie franchise!

As you may recall, Scary Movie debuted back in 2000 as a parody film of various horror movies. The film was directed by Keenen Ivory Wayans and co-written by Marlon & Shawn Wayans, making it an inherent family affair. Marlon & Shawn Wayans also starred in the film, reprising their roles for 2001’s Scary Movie 2. There have been a total of four sequels, with the latest being 2016’s Scary Movie 5. However, despite the franchise’s longevity, The Wayans Brothers seemed to part ways after the first sequel, as they were uninvolved with Scary Movie 3, Scary Movie 4, and Scary Movie 5.

Now, however, Marlon Wayans has added clarity to the situation–and he had some things to say! The actor recently appeared on Kevin Hart‘s Comedy Gold Minds podcast, and he revealed that he and his brothers did not choose to leave the franchise behind. Instead, he claims that the “evil” Weinstein BrothersBob and Harvey–“snatched” the franchise away in their unsavory business tactics. For context, Bob Harvey Weinstein are the co-founders of Miramax Films and The Weinstein Company, which distributed the Scary Movie franchise.

Regarding The Weinstein Brothers (Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein) and The Wayans’ departure from the franchise, Marlon Wayans stated:

“They were evil as f**k. We didn’t walk away from a franchise. They didn’t want to make our deal, and they snatched it. [The] Weinsteins did some really terrible, like ‘rape and pillage villages’-type of business… That’s just the way they did their business. So it wasn’t that we ever walked away from our franchise that we created. It was taken, and us being the creatives that we are was like ‘All right, bet. F**k you, now watch what I create.'”

He continued:

“We probably should sue for hundreds of millions of dollars, because they probably owe us a s**t load of money. And maybe one day we will. But we didn’t walk away from our franchise–them n****s took it.”

Upon Kevin Hart expressing his surprise over the allegations, Marlon proceeded to further specify what went down, claiming:

“By the third one, they didn’t wanna pay the money–so they snatched it. We found out on Christmas that they hired somebody else to go do it. Like n***a, I could write a book about this s**t. Like literally”

However, towards the end of his discussion on the subject, Marlon Wayans stated that he was grateful for the lesson the experience taught him. He stated:

“I’m grateful and thank God for that lesson. I learned a lot. I learned so much… Those nuggets were expensive nuggets that I will carry the rest of my journey.”

What do you think about Marlon Wayans’ claims regarding the Scary Movie franchise? Comment down below to let us know!

Authored by: Nick Fenley