WonderCon seems to be a wonderful place where cosplay dreams come true and secrets come pouring out of the creative minds that are in attendance. I’ve never been, which is a shame since I enjoy a well formed line, but many did and returned with goodies or stories to tell. The fine folks over at Topless Robot brought this surprising bit of info back with them, via Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The Last Man on Earth panel.
During their appearance, the topic of 23 Jump Street and The Lego Movie sequel came up. I’ll save the Lego Movie for another time because 23 Jump Street has my attention, mostly due to the fact that all of those wonderful fake sequels at the end of the second movie are reportedly going to officially be canon. From Topless Robot:
Last we heard, they were considering crossing over with Men in Black. More importantly, they have plans to keep the 20 fake sequels at the end of 22 Jump Street in continuity.
“We’ve found a way that we love that makes those imagined sequels canonical and yet does something that we haven’t told you about yet,” Lord said. “The sequels are canon.”
Now one could shrug this off as convention time joking, but it holds up according to the folks over at SlashFilm. They dug up an interview from MTV where Lord hinted that these sequels will have happened in some manner by the time 23 Jump Street saunters into theaters:
[Rothman] had a really outrageous idea for what to do, and how we could take our scorched-earth sequel policy from the end of 22 Jump Street and do something that hadn’t been explored in those 22 sequels and simultaneously tell the next chapter in the story.
We know there’s the possibility of a crossover with the Men In Black franchise at some point, so might that all be coming together to somehow make those fake sequels a reality? Is this series basically going to devolve into a mess of comics ideas, which is not a bad thing? I say make it happen. Make it all happen despite what Channing Tatum says.