– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Hollywood has a lot of dumb ideas out there. Let’s face it. In the eternal search for a recognizable brand to exploit, they’re often willing to take some pretty silly risks. All that being said, there is a particular idea that fans seem particularly harsh on that I actually adore, and that’s the idea to cross over the 21 JUMP STREET franchise with the MEN IN BLACK franchise.

The crossover has been rumored to be named MIB 23, which is a pretty great name when all said and done, but apart from that potential title, the details have been sparse.

Rumored to be attached to the film as director is ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS director Jame Bobin, who is currently going through a round of press tours for the film. In an interview with Collider, the outlet brought up that he was rumored to be taking on MIB 23. 

Bobin responded with a cheeky smile, only saying, “Rumor has it.” Though, considering he continues to answer questions regarding the film, we can pretty much take it to the bank that he’s on board.

In addition to that, Bobin confirmed that MIB 23 is indeed the working title, so there’s no knowing if that’ll change down the line or not, but it’s on all the materials he’s been reading up to this point.

Collider then brought up critical fan reaction to the entire concept of the crossover.

Bobin responded as follows:

“I understand that reaction, but when you read the script, you understand exactly why we’re doing this movie, because it’s awesome.”

Finally, Bobin even told Collider that they plan to shoot the flick by the end of the year, but of course, in the land of Hollywood, that can change at the drop of a hat.

What do you think? Are you looking forward to MIB 23 or are you more nervous than excited? Does the relatively negative response to ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS from critics thus far impact your opinion on whether or not it’s a concept to be taken seriously?

Let us know all your thoughts down below!

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS hits theaters this weekend on May 27, 2016.

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SOURCE: Collider

Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.