It’s still April, so could Hollywood be a little late with this April Fools gag? This has to be a joke, right? At the annual CinemaCon in Las Vegas, Sony Pictures announced that the next, inevitable sequel to 21 Jump Street (and its sequel, 22 Jump Street) will be a crossover with the studio’s popular Men in Black franchise.
The upcoming film, which has been tentatively called MIB 23, has been in the works at Sony, and news of the film leaked during the Sony email hack back in 2014. The new project has a script from 22 Jump Street screenwriter Rodney Rothman and will be directed by James Bobin, who directed Muppets Most Wanted.
Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are returning to their Jump Street roles, but there’s no word yet as to whether or not original MIBs Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith will show up – although it seems highly unlikely that they will. The film has no official release date as of yet, but you can expect to see it sometime in 2017.
Is Hollywood playing some wacky version of Mad Libs? This project has WTF written all over it. Let’s hope that saying “What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas” because this concept screams “bad idea.” And what happened to “23 Jump Street: Medical School,” like the end credits of the last film promised? I was looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum in scrubs!
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