Phil Lord and Christopher Miller are in especially high demand, because it appears now as though the duo can work franchise magic, taking properties that no one expects to be good and turning them into gold. This week there were rumors that DC wants the pair to direct The Flash movie, not to mention one of the Ghostbusters reboots.
One franchise they are still circling is the Jump Street franchise. As you can in the NSFW clip see above, 22 Jump Street had a hilariously creative ending, imagining a scenario in which increasingly absurd Jump Street sequels would come out endlessly, taking Schmidt and Jenko to everywhere from culinary school to dance academy, and at one point even including Seth Rogen (Contract disputes? What are you talking about?).
“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.”
/Film speculates that maybe the third film would stick Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum into film school, and then things can get real meta.
Of course, Lord and Miller haven’t yet been confirmed to direct 23 Jump Street, if that is its title. Further, Tatum and Hill, both of whom are in increasingly high demand, are only at this point suspected to reprise their roles. Tatum joked in an interview that the only way he would do it is if they remade The Fugitive shot for shot, and if they got Rob Riggle’s character out of jail. The sequel is being written by Rodney Rothman, who also wrote the second film.
Topless Robot also revealed in Lord and Miller’s panel discussion that the plan for The Lego Movie spinoffs and sequels would be to open up Lego’s many different franchises so that each director can spin their own vision onto the characters.