Last year, Sony Pictures officially revealed that Men in Black and 21 Jump Street crossover will happen as they hired James Bobin to direct from a script by Rodney Rothman. Despite that, last August Jonah Hill teased that he doesn’t think the movie will happen due scheduling conflicts. Earlier today, director of the Men in Black series Barry Sonnenfeld revealed why we haven’t heard any news regarding the movie or the why the Men in Black 4 hasn’t happened yet.
Talking to Digital Spy, he said that he doesn’t think he or Will Smith will be involved in any of the sequels as he said,
“I wish there were a fourth film. I don’t think Will Smith nor I would be involved. But I love the franchise, because I developed it and created it. But I think the problem with making a fourth film, for a while they were talking about combining 21 Jump Street and Men in Black, [is] there are too many expensive players in the mix. There’s Steven Spielberg, there’s other producers, and I think the way to do it is to have new agents or something like that. Not have me, not have Will, not have Tommy (Lee Jones). Just have other adventures. I wish they would do it, I don’t know if they will.”
As off now, it’s still unknown if the movie will see light of the day as there is no official words on the matter. The first Men in Black movie came out back in 1997 and became instant hit but next two sequel didn’t perform the way producers might have expected. Whatever happens though we will have to wait pretty long before we can get anything official about the crossover movie.