Sony Pictures is Planning ‘Men in Black’, ’21 Jump Street’ Crossover

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Men in Black and 21 Jump Street franchises may crossover in the new 23 Jump Street movie.

The future of Sony’s 21 Jump Street franchise may be going in completely different directions than you may expect. According to emails, leaked as part of last week’s hacking of Sony Pictures Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum could have been joining the Men in Black in 23 Jump Street.

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From The Hollywood Reporter:

Emails from Sony Pictures co-chairman Amy Pascal released as part of the leak discuss the possibility of merging the successful comedy franchise with the studio’s Men in Black franchise, last seen in 2012’sMen in Black 3. The Wall Street Journal quotes an email from Hill to Pascal calling the idea “clean and rad and powerful,” although Columbia Pictures production president Hannah Minghella points out that “we don’t have a script yet so we’ll be greenlighting the movie off the concept and the talent involved.”

The movie would have included Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who directed both 21 Jump Street movies. According to the emails, neither Will Smith nor Tommy Lee Jones, would be involved.

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Should the movie go ahead, it would be a hugely unexpected turn in the Jump Street series but, it could be the first step for creating a shared movie universe for the movie studios where movies of different franchises come together.

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