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21 Jump Street/Men In Black crossover is coming together at Sony... for real

03.04.2016

Back during the time of the Sony hack, which now feels like it happened forever ago, one of the projects that emerged that the studio was considering and looking into possibly developing was a crossover of both the 21 JUMP STREET and MEN IN BLACK franchises. Of course, many read such a ridiculous notion and cast it aside as further proof of a studio in serious creative control willing to throw shit at the wall in the hopes of finding something that might stick, especially during a time of shared universes. But early last year, Rodney Rothman confirmed that Sony was really working on it with designs of making this crossover into an actual movie... and then, amidst rumblings of another MEN IN BLACK trilogy possibly coming together, it looked as if the JUMP STREET/MIB idea had been shelved.

Nope... not the case at all. It's coming together. It's happening, and the pieces are starting to be put into place to make this insanity a reality. James Bobin is in talks to come on-board and direct the franchise combo as Sony targets a June start date for the flick to already go into production.

Chris Miller and Phil Lord, who brought the 21 JUMP STREET films along, will stay on as producers, given they already have a commitment to direct a young Han Solo movie for Disney and Lucasfilm that prevent them from sitting in the director's chair on this one. There's no word on Barry Sonnenfeld being involved, as it appears Sony may have moved on from him on the MEN IN BLACK front. However, that shouldn't come as much of a surprise, given that the MEN IN BLACK duo set to be a part of this film will not be Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones. A pair of younger faces is what Sony is after, as they attempt to relaunch one franchise with the help of another.

Sony is said to be high on the script that Rothman was commissioned to write, which is how the film has come together rather quickly at this point. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hll will be reprising their JUMP STREET roles, so now it'll be interesting to see who is picked to work against them on the other end in a very strange meshing of two franchises that don't quite seem to go together.

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Source: Variety

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8:57AM on 03/07/2016
hahaha, Hollywood is stupid...
hahaha, Hollywood is stupid...
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9:21AM on 03/06/2016
This could work if they get Jones to cameo in order to recruit some new young talent with unorthodox methods (hence Jenko / Schmidt) as he did with agent J. And then just have them take over both franchises.
This could work if they get Jones to cameo in order to recruit some new young talent with unorthodox methods (hence Jenko / Schmidt) as he did with agent J. And then just have them take over both franchises.
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7:59PM on 03/05/2016
Maybe they could double down and roll this into the Ghostbusters movie Tatum is supposedly attached to.

Basically have the same two guys across all of their unnecessarily rebooted franchises.

Didnt say it was a great idea :p
Maybe they could double down and roll this into the Ghostbusters movie Tatum is supposedly attached to.

Basically have the same two guys across all of their unnecessarily rebooted franchises.

Didnt say it was a great idea :p
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4:12AM on 03/07/2016
The same thought crossed my mind. I can see them doing it. Sony are just about nuts enough.
The same thought crossed my mind. I can see them doing it. Sony are just about nuts enough.
5:24AM on 03/05/2016
Probably the most odd crossover anyone could ever think of....
So, is that what makes this such a great idea?
(on paper and IF Big Willy Style and Jones are involved)
Probably the most odd crossover anyone could ever think of....
So, is that what makes this such a great idea?
(on paper and IF Big Willy Style and Jones are involved)
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4:46AM on 03/05/2016

Can't help but think this is watering down Jump Street.

No way this is going to be R rated so they'll lose some of the magic that made Jump Street. Also, no Miller and Lord... The guys that deserve so much credit... And new MiB characters. Hmmm. Not that interested TBH. Never been a massive MiB fan anyway.
No way this is going to be R rated so they'll lose some of the magic that made Jump Street. Also, no Miller and Lord... The guys that deserve so much credit... And new MiB characters. Hmmm. Not that interested TBH. Never been a massive MiB fan anyway.
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4:16AM on 03/05/2016
I'm down for this. However I would be even more excited if Will and Tommy Lee Jones were in it. But there's no way Will would entertain the idea of an "unnecessary" crossover film.
I'm down for this. However I would be even more excited if Will and Tommy Lee Jones were in it. But there's no way Will would entertain the idea of an "unnecessary" crossover film.
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10:54PM on 03/04/2016
Who cares ab men in black? I am interested in seeing the jump street crew do this genre. They could really just have ice cube say it's aliens and they've been here all along but I guess MIB is an IP. I hope they stick to the tone of those end credits, all of 22 really, and that the film doesn't suffer from a new director
Who cares ab men in black? I am interested in seeing the jump street crew do this genre. They could really just have ice cube say it's aliens and they've been here all along but I guess MIB is an IP. I hope they stick to the tone of those end credits, all of 22 really, and that the film doesn't suffer from a new director
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3:40AM on 03/05/2016
Plot twist: Ice Cube is an alien.
Plot twist: Ice Cube is an alien.
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10:35PM on 03/04/2016
Weirdly enough...I'm alright with this. I love 21 and 22 Jump Street, but I don't really want to see another sequel where they go undercover at some graduate school (as funny as that end credits scene was). MIB is a fun concept, but I don't need to see Smith and Jones in another entry. They're both fun and recognizable properties for Sony, why not mash 'em up? And to those saying Hollywood is out of ideas....well, I highly doubt this movie will be like anything we've seen before!
Weirdly enough...I'm alright with this. I love 21 and 22 Jump Street, but I don't really want to see another sequel where they go undercover at some graduate school (as funny as that end credits scene was). MIB is a fun concept, but I don't need to see Smith and Jones in another entry. They're both fun and recognizable properties for Sony, why not mash 'em up? And to those saying Hollywood is out of ideas....well, I highly doubt this movie will be like anything we've seen before!
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9:50PM on 03/04/2016
I'm hip to this! Have the 21 Jump Street guys help work on a Men in Black case. Get Will and Tommy Lee in there also!
I'm hip to this! Have the 21 Jump Street guys help work on a Men in Black case. Get Will and Tommy Lee in there also!
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8:35PM on 03/04/2016

Kinda dig it

Honestly, I think this sounds kind of interesting. Definitely could be a trainwreck, but there's a chance it could be a lot of fun in a bonkers kinda way. And for those complaining that this shows that Hollywood is out of ideas, movies have been doing this for years. Just look at Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein. A movie that shouldn't work at all, but completely does.
Honestly, I think this sounds kind of interesting. Definitely could be a trainwreck, but there's a chance it could be a lot of fun in a bonkers kinda way. And for those complaining that this shows that Hollywood is out of ideas, movies have been doing this for years. Just look at Abbott and Costello Meets Frankenstein. A movie that shouldn't work at all, but completely does.
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6:49PM on 03/04/2016
22 Jump Street/MIB cross-overs, A venom spin-off from their shit Spider-Man series without Marvel's input and a Ghostbusters re-make.
Sony seriously haven't got a fucking clue what they're doing at all. Are they being ran by ten year old boys?
22 Jump Street/MIB cross-overs, A venom spin-off from their shit Spider-Man series without Marvel's input and a Ghostbusters re-make.
Sony seriously haven't got a fucking clue what they're doing at all. Are they being ran by ten year old boys?
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6:39PM on 03/04/2016

Uhhhhmmmmmmm WTF!!

Hollywood has definitely ran out of ideas!!
"Some Motherf*ckers are always trying to ice-skate uphill!!"
Hollywood has definitely ran out of ideas!!
"Some Motherf*ckers are always trying to ice-skate uphill!!"
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