After this morning’s rumor concerning the Sony and Marvel agreement to include Spider-Man in The Avengers: Infinity War – Part 1, talk of another crossover that emerged from the Sony hack has followed suit. That other idea stemmed from the creative duo behind The LEGO Movie, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, who were at one point toying with the notion of combining a couple of Sony’s biggest properties. The intel that landed online as a result of the hack outlined their plans to create a third Jump Street sequel… as a crossover with Men In Black. Word on the subject led many to believe the concept was dead in the water. However, during an interview with MTV, the two helmers have since set the record straight.
Chatting it up on the Golden Globes red carpet, the duo spoke out with enthusiasm about the project. Lord took the reins, revealing that the status of the movie is still up in the air:
“Nothing’s changed. It’s still a crazy idea. We only do things that seem like they’re gonna be terrible, so this only makes it more like that.”
The extent of the crossover – would it be straight Jump Street threequel, or a genuine 50/50 mix of the two franchises – is unknown at this stage. However, when asked if they had approached Tommy Lee Jones, the gruff counterpart to Will Smith’s breezy agent, Lord said the following:
“We certainly would be blessed to have him be a part of it, but we’re really focusing on just like what’s a great story for Schmidt and Jenko and how to tell the next chapter in their lives, and perhaps use creatures from another world at the same time.”
That would definitely imply that the focus here is on Jenko and Schmidt’s next adventure. If Smith and Jones were to say yes to an appearance, it may only turn out to be a cameo, which would still be an exciting prospect.
Moving on to other projects on their slate, in response to a question about the animated Spider-Man film that the pair have also been linked with, Lord jokingly replied “We’re not going to let the terrorists win, we’re still going ahead with our other plans,” to which Miller added:
“We’re developing a lot of things, you know. And they may or may not all happen, but that’s how the business works.”
With a string of successful features under their belt, whatever Lord and Miller’s next jaunt will be, here’s hoping it maintains their stellar track record.
Tell us, what would you like to see the pair tackle next? A Jump Street/Men In Black crossover? Or the animated Spider-Man movie?