23 Jump Street: Men in Black crossover going ahead as The Muppets’ James Bobbin in talks to direct

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill will be back but probably not Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones

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Thanks to the Sony email hack, we got word that talks were being held over a Jump Street/Men in Black crossover. Then, in April last year, the studio confirmed discussions were being held with 21 and 22 Jump street directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller.

The project may seem like a ridiculous adventure that will never make it to the big screen, but now it appears the film is actually going forward as The Muppets’ James Bobbin is confirmed to be in early talks to direct.

Not much else is known except Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill have been involved since the initial talks so will be back as Jenko and Schmidt.

However, Men and Black wise Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will likely not return to the series, with younger replacements expected to take their place.

Meanwhile, Rodney Rotham, who wrote 22 Jump Street, has finished the script which Sony is pushing forward.

As pointed out by Empire, Lord and Miller will likely not be back for the project as they are working on the as-yet untitled Han Solo spin-of film.

At the time of the initial reports, an all-female spin-off was said to also be in the works, poking fun at the Ghostbusters reboot. Of course, the Jump Street/Men in Black crossover is just one big joke at the expense of the recent spate of Superhero team-ups currently on-going, including both Captain America: Civil War and Batman v Superman.