It seemed that Tyler Perry’s time as Madea was over after A Madea family funeral premiered in 2019. Perry proved it by taking on various roles while working and launching an unlimited supply of TV shows. But he reconsidered his stance after announcing a new movie starring the foul-mouthed, gun-wielding grandmother. After declaring that he was done with the beloved character, what prompted him to bring her back? The don’t look up star opened up about why she brought the hilarious matriarch back for another movie.
Around the time of the previous made a movie, the media mogul was ready to leave the beloved character behind. She had grown beyond gray hair and patterned dresses. But the scandalous matriarch was still living rent-free in Tyler Perry’s mind, so perhaps her cinematic return wasn’t too surprising. But there was something that pushed Perry to bring her back. The multi-hyphen spilled out to entertainment weekly about why Madea was needed during these difficult times.
His reason for Madea’s return is commendable given the current circumstances. There is a lot of drama going on both in the news and in recent movie releases. Wide, over-the-top comedies aren’t all the rage among moviegoers right now, aside from hits like free boy. But thankfully, Netflix has become a haven for comedy, as seen in the notable hits of 2021.
But Madea’s no-nonsense attitude and penchant for violence have endeared her to millions of fans. While all of his top films received mixed critical reception, each film grossed more than $50 million since. Diary of a crazy black woman it was released in 2005. While the 2005 film was a gamble, it worked when audiences connected with the messy granny. Not only did it become a box office draw, but it also gave Perry the edge to build the multimedia empire he now oversees.
The final installment will focus on Madea’s great-grandson graduating from college. As with most Madea movies, the film will be full of laughs, family drama, and secrets. Perry mentioned that part of the drama will feature an LGBTQ+ story.
Madea’s new movie is part of Perry’s new deal with the streamer. A Madea Homecoming will serve as a follow-up to Netflix’s first release of the multi-hyphenate A fall from grace. But Madea’s latest film will be one of two 2022 releases for Tyler Perry as his dream project. The blue of a jazzman will be released later in the year.
Maybe yes A Madea Homecoming succeeds, it will open the door for Tyler Perry to bring back the hilarious matriarch for more fun and drama. The Funeral of the Madea family The sequel will debut on Netflix on February 25.