What was once a harebrained lark of an idea is now an actual movie: yes, the franchise crossover of “21 Jump Street” and “Men In Black” is real and happening. And now it has a title.
While their “Spider-Man: Homecoming” news hogged the spotlight, Sony had more to share about their upcoming slate, including the name of that aforementioned mashup: “MIB 23.” James Bobin (“The Muppets,” “Alice Through The Looking Glass“) will direct the movie, with Phil Lord and Chris Miller still keeping their hands in the mix as producers. Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will be back to reprise their roles, with production slated to kick off in June, but the connection to the “Men In Black” series seems to be in name only, with younger actors stepping in for Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
I’m still not sold on that concept, but then again, no one really figured “21 Jump Street” would turn out as awesome as it did either. Keep your eyes peeled for “MIB 23” next year. Check out the logo below.