All the Sequels in '22 Jump Street' End Credits Will Be Made Canon
If you've seen 22 Jump Street, then you already know that the end credits sequence from the action comedy starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill is one of the best ever. Why? Because it runs the gamut of a whole bunch of sequels to follow, taking Schmidt and Jenko to every possible kind of school you can imagine. Of course, the joke was tainted a bit when Sony Pictures began real development on 23 Jump Street. But the dynamic filmmaking duo of Phil Lord & Chris Miller (who also have the TV series "Last Man on Earth" on Fox now) have figured out a way to make all those sequels canon in the film franchise.
If you haven't seen the end credits from 22 Jump Street, here you go:
"We’ve found a way that we love that makes those imagined sequels canonical and yet does something that we haven’t told you about yet. The sequels are canon."
That's right, every single one of those sequels, from 27 Jump Street: Culinary School to 30 Jump Street: Flight School, and even the space set 2121 Jump Street, will be considered a real part of the 21 Jump Street franchise. But how? Well, Lord & Miller weren't forthcoming with the details, but I've got one theory. If you go through the entire sequence, you'll notice that there isn't a Film School sequel. And considering how much Lord & Miller love to be meta in this franchise, it would only make sense if those were sequels made by Schmidt and Jenko when they're undercover at film school.
But at this point, we don't know what 23 Jump Street will actually end up focusing on. The last we heard about the potential direction of the franchise had Sony Pictures pondering a potential crossover with the Men in Black universe, which sounds so crazy it could actually work. But surely Lord & Miller are hard at work trying to crack the story. No matter what the story, it's cool that they've come up with an idea to actually make the sequels from the end credits of 22 Jump Street more than just a thoughtless, though hilarious, tacked on gag. Personally, I can't wait to se what Lord & Miller come up with.