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Elf store manager Faizon Love wants his own Christmas movie after suggesting he play Black Elf

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After reports that Will Ferrell turned down $29 million to take over his iconic Elf role, one of his fellow cast members suggested that a sequel could still happen, with one very important difference.

Faizon Love was a scene stealer in the iconic 2003 Christmas film as an exasperated store manager at Gimbels, and recently said he thinks the time has come for him to step into Ferrell’s pointy shoes and to play the role of “Black Elf”.

“I think America is ready for a dark elf,” he said. TMZ. “We had a black president, we had an orange president, now it’s time for a dark elf,” he joked.

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It turned out that much of America wasn’t ready for a dark elf, with Love’s obviously tongue-in-cheek comments sparking some backlash on social media from people who refused to even consider a sequel that was not co-signed by Ferrell.

This backlash led Love to reconsider his proposal, with the actor taking to Instagram to let his followers know he had decided it was time for him to make his own Christmas movie.

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“You know what, now I’m like, f**k this, I’m going to make my own Christmas movie, and I’m going to get my head around it,” he said. “I might be Santa Claus, I might be an elf, I might just be a toymaker, but I’m making my own Christmas movie now.”

It’s unclear if Love is serious or not, but either way, his followers are ready for a Faizon Love Christmas special, with one person commenting, “It’s true for them @faizonlove!!! Hell I’ll be an extra lol. Can’t wait to be there!!!!’