PS: Face-Off: Three Generations, John Shaft

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Who is the man that would risk his neck
For his brother man? (SHAFT)
Can you dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out
When there's danger all about? (SHAFT)
Right on

Which particular John Shaft of the Shaft movie franchise is the toughest Shaft of them all: the original John Shaft played by Richard Roundtree in Shaft (1971) or his nephew John Shaft II played by Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft (2000) or his nephew’s son John Shaft Jr. played by Jesse T. Usher in the upcoming Shaft (2019)?

See the three generations of John Shaft from the Shaft movie franchise here: https://www.imdb.com/list/ls021810826/
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no question...the original...richard roundtree...(with props to issac hayes)...
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Richard Roundtree will always be John Shaft for me. Isaac Hayes' amazing score is an audiophile's delight.
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(L to R) Jesse T. Usher aka John Shaft Jr. Isaac Hayes III, Richard Roundtree aka John Shaft, Samuel L. Jackson aka John Shaft II

I guess all three will be in the new Shaft, I assume playing the different John Shafts. I think it is cool they never replaced the character, just had different generations take the lead role. I think it is interesting that Samuel Jackson did his Shaft almost three decades later, but is only six years younger than Richard Roundtree. By the way they are dressed it looks like all three will be kicking butt in Shaft (2019) aka Son of Shaft. I think would be an interesting Face-Off, as all three will have a core of fans to draw upon, once the new one premieres.
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I love the intro. :)
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right on...
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Can you dig it?.. 
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i knew ya' could...
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Samuel L. Jackson
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release date of 14 June 2019 (USA) and possible title change to Son of Shaft


(L to R) Jesse T. Usher aka John Shaft Jr., Samuel L. Jackson aka John Shaft II and Richard Roundtree aka John Shaft
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Interesting Factoid about Shaft bloodline


"According to writer/director, Quentin Tarantino, the characters in Django Unchained are ancestors of John Shaft. Broomhilda "Hildi" von Schaft and Django Freeman as her husband are the progenitors to the Shaft family line. Tarantino stated that while the film isn't an official prequel to the series, his intention was that the characters have familial ties."
Official Shaft Franchise Movies
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Bump.
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Friday Face-Off bump
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Future Friday Face-off bump
Shaft (2019) has a 14 June 2019 (USA) USA release date.
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Since it won't go live until some time after the new film is released, could you update the intro? (specifically, the last part of it, where it says "upcoming")

Which generation's John Shaftof the Shaft franchise movies is the toughest Shaft of them all: the original John Shaft played by Richard Roundtree in Shaft (1971)or his nephew, John Shaft II played by Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft (2000)or his nephew’s son, John 'JJ' Shaft Jr. played by Jesse T. Usher in the upcoming Shaft (2019)?

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Who is the man that would risk his neck.
For his brother man?
(SHAFT)
Can you dig it?

Who's the cat that won't cop out.
When there's danger all about?
(SHAFT)
Right on.

Which generation's John Shaft of the Shaft franchise movies is the toughest Shaft of them all:

the original John Shaft played by Richard Roundtree in Shaft (1971)
or
his nephew, John Shaft II played by Samuel L. Jackson in Shaft (2000)

or
his nephew’s son, John 'JJ' Shaft Jr. played by Jesse T. Usher in Shaft (2019)?

Dig other Shaft franchise movies here: Shaft's Big Score! (1972), Shaft in Africa (1973) and the Shaft (1973) TV movie series or discuss the topic here.