Link Tank: What Happened to 23 Jump Street?

The strange misfortunate of the third Jump Street film, where Luke Skywalker is building his Jedi Academy, The Boondocks reboot has been canceled, and more in Link Tank!

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Jonah Hill, left, and Channing Tatum in Columbia Pictures' "22 Jump Street."

Whatever happened to that bizarre 21 Jump Street and Men in Black crossover? Here are the details of the failed event film.

“Cast your mind back to the ancient dystopian days of 2016, reader, and you may recall that at one point, Sony planned to have its hilarious Jump Street reboot series cross over with Men in Black. Flash forward 6 years, and the film MIB 23, which would’ve also effectively served as 23 Jump Street, has sadly not happened. So what was the deal with that?”

Read more at Gizmodo

On what planet is Luke Skywalker’s Jedi Academy located, you may ask? Maybe these details will clue you in.

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“Luke Skywalker’s story is now about filling in the blanks. We’ve seen him born, we’ve seen him pass on, and now we need to see the gaps in his resume. One of the most mysterious absences is the period directly after Return of the Jedi, when Luke disappears from the movie continuity until The Last Jedi. However, The Mandalorian and The Book of Boba Fett are changing this with their Luke cameos.”

Read more at Inverse

Bad news, The Boondocks fans. HBO Max has pulled the plug on their planned reboot of the animated series.

“In disappointing news, HBO Max has decided not to pick up a reboot of The Boondocks. Created by Aaron MacGruder, The Boondocks was a comic strip before becoming a breakout animated series for the Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim block. The Boondocks, which featured the voice cast of Regina King, John Witherspoon (who passed away in 2019), Gary Anthony Williams, and Cedric Yarbrough, ran for four seasons, earning critical acclaim and a devoted audience.”

Read more at The Mary Sue

With the Oscar nominations right around the corner, here are some films that should (but won’t) get recognized.

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“Early tomorrow morning, the nominations for the 94th annual Academy Awards will be announced. By this point in the typically endless awards season, we all have a pretty good sense of who should expect to hear their names; if all goes as expected, a lot of people involved with The Power Of The Dog and Dune are going to have a very good day. Of course, there are always surprises, and it’s those that get us up at the ass-crack of dawn, hoping against hope for a favorite to slip into the race.”

Read more at The A.V. Club

Before his second feature comes out in April, it appears Sonic the Hedgehog (or at least someone with a Sonic mask) is up to no good in Florida.

“On February 2, local police were dispatched in response to an attempted bank robbery in DeLand, Florida. According to witnesses on the scene, the man entered the bank wearing a Sonic the Hedgehog mask and wielding a large hammer.”

Read more at Kotaku

Miami Vice had several guest appearances turn into big careers. Here are some of the highlights, including Bruce Willis, Julia Roberts, and more.

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“On September 28, 1984, Miami Vice made its premiere on NBC, and a new kind of cop show was born—one in which grown men weren’t afraid to pair pastel Ts with white Armani suits, music was an integral part of the storytelling, and pet alligators and sweet Ferraris were all within reach of an undercover narcotics officer. The show, which for the most part still holds up today (well, the first three seasons at least), is also famous for giving a break to dozens of then-unknown young actors who’ve since moved from the underbelly of South Beach to the top of the Hollywood A-list. Here are just some of them.”

Read more at Mental Floss