All-female reboots are having what is called “a moment.” We had Ghostbusters this year, which is getting “many” sequels, we’re getting Ocean’s Eight which we’re pretty sure is just a 2-hour movie of Cate Blanchett and Rihanna wearing really cool clothes, and last year the team behind both Jump Streets announced that they’re making an all-female spinoff. Broad City writers Lucia Aniello and Paul W. Downs were hired to write a screenplay, and then Sony took on Bob’s Burgers team Lizzie and Wendy Molyneaux to write a competing script. Now, Rodney Rothman, the writer behind 22 Jump Street, is onboard the screenplay party boat, and might direct the picture as well.
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For a while now, we’ve been hearing about this proposed Men in Black/Jump Street crossover movie. And just yesterday it was reported that Sony wants to make a female-driven Jump Street as well, utilizing a pair of writers from the brilliant and hilarious Broad City. Development on both of these ambitious projects has now been confirmed, so get ready to see Jump Street expand its universe in ways we never imagined.
Sony is quickly becoming the home of the all-female version of a popular male-centric franchise. They’ve already got their woman-driven reboot of Ghostbusters with the all-star (and all-lady) cast of Kristen Wiig, Melissa McCarthy, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon, and now, per The Tracking Board, they’re adding a 21 Jump Street spinoff that will center on the fairer sex.
We mostly assumed that a ‘23 Jump Street’ movie would never happen. Where could you possibly go after the lunacy of the ‘22 Jump Street’ end credits that joked at the idea of horrible sequels up until ‘43 Jump Street’ (subtitled “Mariachi School”). Then came reports late last year of an idea so insane that it might actually work: crossing over ‘23 Jump Street’ and ‘Men in Black’. It was so insane, in fact, that a lot of people thought it wasn’t real. But, directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller promise that it’s very real and that they’re currently developing the project at Sony.
'22 Jump Street' gave us one of the most hilarious end credits sequences in comedy history, and one that seemed to signal to audiences that Phil Lord and Chris Miller were done with making 'Jump Street' movies, as it delivered concepts for about 20 fake sequels. But not so fast: '22 Jump Street' writer Rodney Rothman has been hired to return for '23 Jump Street,' so it seems like Ice Cube's threat to send our favorite undercover cops to medical school might not be out of the question.
On first viewing, Channing Tatum's video about his new obsession, 'The Dick Graze' (#DickGraze for the Twittersphere), earned a reaction along the lines of, "Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen. It's not going to happen." But then, keeping in mind that "fetch" actually did happen, and how idiotic us men can be (Ha! Dick graze. Giggle), we're ready to embrace this song-and-dance routine of the '22 Jump Street' star peddling his new thing/hashtag.
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Everyone expected '22 Jump Street' and 'How to Train Your Dragon 2' to open well, but you won't find many people who expected the raunchy R-rated comedy to open bigger than the family friendly animated adventure. But here we are! Both films opened well, but '22 Jump Street,' like the first film, is has taken a hammer to all expectations.
We all know at this point that it's just a matter of time before Channing Tatum plays Gambit in his own 'X-Men' spinoff. We confirmed that Tatum has indeed signed on to play the character he previously said he'd "die to play" in a movie. But, after...
Jonah Hill probably shouldn't have made that bet. Back when '21 Jump Street' was about to hit theaters, a drunk Hill made a ridiculous bet with an equally drunk Channing Tatum based on the possibility that their movie open over $35 million. The bet? As Hill put it, "I will kiss your tip!" (The tip of what, we'll leave to your very capable imagination.) '21 Jump Street' opened to $36.3 million.