Lord & Miller: 'Jump Street' & 'Men in Black' Crossover Still Possible
You may remember that one of the stories that came about due to the leaked documents from Sony Pictures being hacked was a wild, but maybe not too crazy idea to have the 21 Jump Street franchise crossover into the world of Men in Black for the next sequel in the comedy series starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill. Despite the out of left field nature of the idea, the concept tickled my fancy, and would open up the meta, self-aware humor to even more material ripe for lampooning. And guess what? Writers and directors Phil Lord & Chris Miller have confirmed that the crossover idea is still a real possibility. More below!
Speaking with MTV, Lord & Miller said that there's nothing new to say, but the idea is on the table:
“Nothing’s changed. It’s still a crazy idea, and we only do things that seem like they’re going to be terrible… We’re really focusing on what’s a great story for Schmidt and Jenko and how to tell the next chapter in their lives. And perhaps use creatures from another world at the same time!”
However, they also caution that it's just an idea, and they're not sure what will or will not move forward. After all, they were also asked about any potential with the future of Spider-Man at Sony Pictures, and to that Miller says, "We’re developing a lot of things, you know. And they may or may not all happen, but that’s how the business works.” So at the same time, this Men in Black crossover may just be one option that Lord & Miller will pursue for 23 Jump Street, but there might be some other story options on the table too. Anyway, we've got awhile to wait before we see what sequel come to fruition anyway. Thoughts?