First revealed during the Sony hack scandal a year and a half ago, plans for a crossover film that would see the boys of “21 Jump Street” meeting up with the “Men in Black” has always seemed crazy enough that it just might work.
It also seemed like a pipe dream, those involved in both franchises have discussed the idea but it never seemed to gain any serious traction at first. Things picked up in March when James Bobin (“The Muppets”) becae attached to direct while the studio teased the title “MIB 23”.
Now actor Jonah Hill says a merging of the franchises is unlikely to happen. He tells the Toronto Sun this week:
“I had the idea, but I doubt that movie will get made. They’re trying to make all the deals, but it’s kind of impossible with all the Men in Black stuff. The Jump Street films were so fun to make and the whole joke of them was they were making fun of remakes and sequels and reboots and then now it’s become a giant sequel, reboot. It’s almost become what we were making fun of and it’s hard to maintain that joke when it’s so high stakes.”
A crossover has been considered a fresh way to keep both franchises alive. Hill co-wrote both ‘Jump Street’ films and is still keen on a third instalment: “I love Channing and I love (directors) Phil Lord and Chris Miller and I love making those movies – they’re a lot of fun. So I hope it works out.”
Source: Heat Vision