Gabrielle Union teases the possibility of a 'Bring It On' sequel with Kirsten Dunst: 'We may have something cooking'

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Gabrielle Union at the SXSW premiere of "The Idea of You."Rick Kern/WireImage
  • Gabrielle Union told BI she and "Bring It On" costar Kirsten Dunst "may have something cooking."

  • The pair starred as rival cheerleaders in the 2000 comedy.

  • Dunst also recently said she'd do a sequel as long as it wasn't "embarrassing."

If you're holding out for the possibility of a "Bring It On" sequel, you might not be completely out of luck.

The 2000 film stars Gabrielle Union and Kirsten Dunst as the captains of rival cheer squads. After Dunst's character Torrance learns that her San Diego cheer team has been stealing routines from an East Compton squad led by Union's Isis, the two teams become locked in a rivalry that eventually gives way to friendship. While "Bring It On" was followed by a sequel and multiple direct-to-video films, none of them starred Union and Dunst (they do, however, feature the likes of Solange Knowles and Hayden Panettiere).

Both actors were promoting films at this year's SXSW Film & TV Festival in March — Union was an executive producer on the Anne Hathaway rom-com "The Idea of You," while Dunst stars in Alex Garland's "Civil War."

Business Insider spoke with Union on "The Idea of You" red carpet, and asked if she'd had the chance to catch up with her former costar Dunst. Union said they hadn't seen each other at SXSW but didn't shut down the possibility of working together again when BI floated the idea of sequel talks.

"Who knows?" Union told BI. "We may have something cooking, you know?"

"Bring It On" director Peyton Reed told Business Insider in 2020 that he would "absolutely" do a sequel with Union and Dunst, and had discussed the possibility with screenwriter Jessica Bendinger, who wrote the first movie.

"We have talked about doing a 20-years-later thing that becomes a generational cheerleader movie," Reed told BI. "Particularly with the thematics involved, I think that could be something would be really timely."

Dunst also recently addressed a potential return to the franchise, and it doesn't sound like she would be opposed either.

"I mean, it depends. Everyone's bringing back their stuff, right?" Dunst told Entertainment Tonight at a Los Angeles screening of "Civil War" on Tuesday.

However, she has one stipulation.

"As long as it's not embarrassing," she added.

"Civil War" is in theaters April 12.

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