Jonah Hill Says 'Jump Street'-'Men In Black' Crossover 'Probably Won't Happen'
Remember that Sony hack that happened back in 2014, revealing to us a number of screenplays for past and future Sony releases, as well as a number of emails such as one disclosing offensive jokes made about President Obama's taste in movies? Well, you may remember that one of those messages also revealed a discussion about a possible 23 Jump Street and Men In Black crossover movie.
Well, fast forward to now and Jonah Hill has hinted in a new interview that the movie probably isn't going to happen.
Speaking with The Toronto Sun Hill said it's "just too complicated" and added:
"They're trying to make all the deals but it’s kind of impossible with all the Men In Black stuff. The Jump Street films were so fun to make and the whole joke of them was they were making fun of remakes and sequels and reboots and then now it's become a giant sequel, reboot. It's almost become what we were making fun of and it's hard to maintain that joke when it's so high stakes."
This news comes after Phil Lord, the co-director for 21 Jump Street, officially acknowledged that talks were ongoing about the crossover movie, which was then followed by an announcement revealing that James Bobin would take over director duties, and Hill and Channing Tatum would reprise their roles as Jenko and Schmidt, respectively. However, Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones wouldn't be reprising their infamous respective roles as Agent Jay and Agent Kay.
This is unfortunate to hear, considering that in those leaked emails Hill originally was supportive of the project, writing "jump street merging with mib i think that's clean and rad and powerful."
Regardless, the actor still wants to return to the Jump Street world. "I love Channing and I love (directors) Phil Lord and Chris Miller and I love making those movies — they're a lot of fun. So I hope it works out."