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8 Mile sequel gets update from Eminem's manager

8 Mile sequel gets update from Eminem's manager

Fans have been desperate for a follow-up to Eminem's iconic 2002 film that was loosely based on his life.

A very much anticipated update has been given on the rumoured 8 Mile sequel from Eminem's manager - but it may not be the news fans were expecting.

Now, if you don't remember the ending of 8 Mile, long story short; Eminem verbally takes down Papa Doc, wins the respect of the crowd and is offered a co-hosting position for future rap battles at The Shelter.

His character Jimmy 'B-Rabbit' Smith Jr declines the offer and says he is going to do his own thing instead, before walking down a dimly lit alleyway as Lose Yourself starts playing.

Seen as though the iconic 2002 film is loosely inspired on the rapper's life, many fans thought it didn't need a sequel - as we have all watched the rest of Eminem's story play out in real time.

But some people haven't been satisfied with a dose of Marshall Mathers and desperately wanted to see what the future could have held for his character on the big screen.

Rumours of a sequel to 8 Mile being in the works have swirled for years, but two decades on there is still no sign of one.

That was, however, until Eminem's close pal and protege 50 Cent revealed that he was producing a TV series based off the hit movie back in January.

Fans of 8 Mile have been keen to see a sequel.
Universal Pictures

The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, said plans were 'in motion' to make an 8 Mile series.

Speaking on REAL 92.3 FM’s radio show Big Boy’s Neighborhood, he said: "I wanna bring, I'm gonna bring 8 Mile to television.

"We in motion. It's gonna be big. I'm working. I ain't got no duds. I think it should be there for [Eminem's] legacy because it's important to me that they understand it."

This obviously only fuelled speculation of a film sequel, while excited fans looked forward to tuning into a Detroit-based TV show.

Now, Eminem's longtime manager Paul Rosenberg has broken his silence on the gossip that the 51-year-old could make a return to acting.

He managed to shatter the hearts of 8 Mile fans in a short tweet explaining that he was keen to 'clear this up' - as he is apparently constantly badgered with questions about it.

Slim Shady's longtime manager gave an update on the possibility of a second film.
Getty Images

Rosenberg wrote: "Just wanna clear this up. There is no 8 Mile sequel. It does not and won’t exist."

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but no - we won't see Papa Doc - I mean Clarence - have a redemption rap.

Slim Shady's manager isn't the only one who thinks it wouldn't be a good idea to revisit the film, as actor Mekhi Phifer previously said it was probably 'best just to leave it alone'.

The 48-year-old, who played rap battle host and B-Rabbit's bestie Future, said because they had already made a 'classic', there was 'no reason to fool around' with it.

He also said if there was some sort of reboot or remake of 8 Mile then he wouldn't be in it and that he is 'sure Eminem wouldn't be in it either'.

Featured Image Credit: Universal Pictures

Topics: Eminem, 50 Cent, Music, TV and Film, Twitter