If you were getting excited at the idea of crossing the alien hunting action comedy of the Men In Black films with the undercover antics of the Jump Street series, you should prepare yourself for disappointment. Talking to the Toronto Sun, Jonah Hill has revealed that he is unsure it will actually happen.
Despite studio Sony Pictures pushing this one, releasing the logo treatment and hiring director James Bobin (Alice Through The Looking Glass) to aid in developing it, things have been awfully quiet on the MIB 23 front. And now Hill, out promoting War Dogs, seems to think it will never actually materialise.
"I had the idea," Hill tells the Toronto Sun. "But I doubt that movie will get made." It would appear that the idea, which would have had Hill's Schmidt and Channing Tatum's Jenko meeting two new younger MIB agents, is too unwieldy to work.
"It's too complicated," Hill explains. "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."
It seems Hill is more excited at the prospect of a third Jump Street film, even given that most sequel ideas were used in the hilarious credits sequence from 22 Jump Street (2014). So while MIB 23 may yet happen, its future seems more in doubt than ever.