The speculation is over ... Ice Cube has finally confirmed he's resurrecting the 'Friday' franchise ... telling TMZ the goal is to bring back the entire ORIGINAL cast ... including Chris Tucker.
A rep for Cube Vision Productions tells us ... “Absolutely yes the studio is in the process of getting the entire original cast to do another 'Friday.'"
The statement continues, "[Ice Cube] is very excited about this and has every intention to make it happen.”
Just last month, TMZ spoke with the musclebound behemoth who played DeBo ... who told us both he and Chris Tucker are down to reunite for the 4th installment of the 'Friday' franchise ... but they still have to work out their contracts.
Of course, nothing is ever official until the ink is dry -- and you know this ... MAN!