Most everyone has witnessed fights break out while in school, but teachers are supposed to potentially keep the peace. However, that’s not the case in the forthcoming Fist Fight, where teachers played by Ice Cube and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Charlie Day gear up to kick each other’s asses in what’s built up in the trailer to be an epic battle at the school where they both teach.
“Ali vs. Frazier,” “2Pac vs. Biggie,” “Batman vs. Superman” flash across the screen in the trailer clip. That’s clearly hyperbole judging from the video, which emphasizes comedy over any trained brawn or long-built tension with world-threatening repercussions.
Still, Ice Cube’s character Ron Strickland is ready to throw down with Day’s Andy Campbell on the last day of class when Campbell “accidentally crosses his much tougher and deeply feared colleague,” as the video’s description details. Day’s character seems rather meek and woefully unprepared for the endeavor.
“I’m gonna fight you,” Ice Cube’s Strickland threatens. “Parking lot, after school. It’s on.” With those menacing words, Day’s Campbell sets out to prepare, but his fight day advisers don’t seem to be too encouraging. Tracy Morgan’s character doesn’t find the way Campbell forms a fist very impressive. Meanwhile, Campbell is also told that maybe he’d be better off playing dead like a possum “or anything that’s, like, a pussy animal.”
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia‘s Richie Keen directs the film, which hits theaters on February 17th.