In an interview with MTV News, “Jump Street’s” Phil Lord spilled that a “Jump Street” and “Men in Black” (MIB) crossover can actually happen. Read on for further details.
Following last years’s leaked Sony emails that revealed a possible crossover film between the two pics, Phil Lord, co-director of “Jump Street,” confirms with MTV News that a “Jump Street”-“MIB” crossover can actually happen.
“Nothing’s changed, It’s still a crazy idea, and we only do things that seem like they’re going to be terrible” said Lord. “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.”
Lord also reveals that the possibility of actors Tomy Lee Jones and Will Smith reprising their roles from the “MIB” films are still in discussions, but as of now, they are focusing on the story of the pic. Co-director Chris Miller adds that there is a big possibility for the film to happen, although nothing is certain as of yet. Check out the video here.
“21 Jump Street” and its sequel, “22 Jump Street,” both received general positive reviews and were both a critical and commercial success, with the former grossing $138,447,667 in North America and $63,137,661 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $201,585,328, becoming no. 1 top-grossing movie under the high school comedy genre, while its sequel grossed $190.6 million in North America and $128.8 million in other countries, with a worldwide total of $319.4 million.
A third film, “23 Jump Street,” has been set in motion by Sony Pictures and Original Films, hiring scribe Rodney Rothman, who wrote the script for the second pic, to return and write for the third installment. Rothman has written for the “Late Show with David Letterman,” as well as the film “Grudge Match.” He has served as executive producer for “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Year One,” as well as producer for “Get Him to the Greek” and “The Five Year Engagement.
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