It’s funny to hear that the Jump Street universe is going to live on, especially considering how Phil Lord and Chris Miller ended the second film, 22 Jump Street.
If you haven’t seen it yet, after the credits roll you’re treated to a comedic look at the future of the series. Through a self deprecating parody we see Schmidt (Jonah Hill) and Jenko (Channing Tatum) in a bunch of silly spinoff films at various technical and training schools. It’s funny, sure, but it also had me — and many others — believing the series was going to end right there.
It seemed to be Miller and Lord’s way of saying, we’ve already made two, so things could get pretty ridiculous from here on out if we keep going.
Then the movie released, it made a ton of money and the strangest thing happened. We started hearing rumors that the series was going to make another return, this time with female leads.
More recently, The Wrap is reporting that the Jump Street universe will also be getting a crossover with the Men In Black series.
Say What? A Female Driven Spinoff AND a ‘Men In Black’ Crossover?
Pretty crazy news, right?
Well, actually the news about a female spinoff isn’t surprising at all. Combined, both Jump Street movies raked in over $500 million worldwide. With that in mind, and the fact that female-driven movies are striking gold right now at the box office. For example, the Ghostbusters reboot led by an all-female cast has drummed up quite a bit of anticipation and excitement.
More than likely, you’re left with a recipe for success. We’ll wait to see how well the female-driven Jump Street does before claiming that it’s a surefire recipe for success.
There’s no word yet on who’s going to take the role. Some promising names include Amy Schumer, Jessica Williams, Ilana Glazer and Abbi Jacobson. Of course, Dakota Johnson was in 21 Jump Street before she ever starred in 50 Shades of Grey, so she could make a return.
As for the Men In Black spinoff, it’s coming, and that’s all we know at this point. No one knows if Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones or Josh Brolin will be attached to the project, as they starred in the first three films. Any one of those guys starring alongside Hill and Tatum would be an interesting dynamic, to say the least.
What Would a Jump Street/Men In Black Movie Be About?
I’m sure I don’t have to spell it out for you because it’s pretty obvious. The Jump Street and Men In Black crossover would see Schmidt and Jenko teaming up with an MIB rep to investigate or hunt down aliens.
The big question is what kind of rating are the movierunners going to shoot for? The Jump Street series is a hard R, while Men In Black has always been PG-13.
Will Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have to tone down their language, or will the crossover stick with an R rating? What do you think?