Have you ever watched 21 Jump Street and thought to yourself “Wow, I really want to see Jenko and Schmidt vs. aliens”? Well, somebody did and now there’s a Men in Black meets Jump Street crossover planned. The comedy and downright silliness in the Jump Street series matched with the same goofiness in the Men in Black films could make for an interesting story. This could be a very fun, clever, and action-packed addition to both franchises. 2017 will be the twentieth anniversary of the first MIB so it makes sense that the next evolution of the franchise has come. They have a script written by Rodney Rothman and it’s been rumored to begin production this summer, so we’re probably looking at a late 2017 release.
This has been a pretty secret project. If it weren’t for the Sony hack in 2014, it would most likely still be kept as a secret. For two years it was only a rumour, a mere idea. Then at CinemaCon this past year, they announced that they had a title for the film: MIB 23.
Anyone who grew up watching the MIB films on repeat or fell in love with the Jump Street series back in 2012 has to be very excited about this crossover. Previous directors of 21 Jump Street, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are unable to direct MIB 23 due to them directing the Han Solo spin-off. Replacing the duo will be James Bobin who directed The Muppets, Muppets Most Wanted, and Alice Through The Looking Glass. He’s a fitting replacement and he’s taken to social media raving about the script for the film. There are no rules with these characters, as indicated by the “fake” Jump Street sequels at the end of 22 Jump Street, so we should be excited to see where this story takes us.
Something just feels right about this one.