Ice Cube Will Return for ‘22 Jump Street’

The actor is set to reprise his role as Captain Dickson in this upcoming sequel to ‘21 Jump Street’, which starts shooting this month.

Ice Cube returns for the 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street
Ice Cube returns for the 21 Jump Street sequel 22 Jump Street
Ice Cube has finalized a deal to return as Captain Dickson in the 21 Jump Street sequel titled 22 Jump Street.

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill are returning as Schmidt and Jenko in the comedy sequel, with Wyatt Russell, the son of Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn, also joining the cast. We reported in January that Dave Franco may also come back as drug dealer Eric Molson, despite being arrested at the end of the first movie. His casting has not been confirmed at this time.

Phil Lord and Chris Miller are directing from a screenplay by Michael Bacall and Oren Uziel. Production is scheduled to begin at the end of September.

Ice Cube will next be seen in Ride Along opposite Kevin Hart.

22 Jump Street was released June 13th, 2014 and stars Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Peter Stormare, Wyatt Russell, Amber Stevens, Jillian Bell, Ice Cube, The Lucas Brothers. The film is directed by Phil Lord, Chris Miller.

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  1. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I agree. I think that Del Toro knew exactly what kind of movie he was making; A giant monster/robot fighting movie. He is a great film maker. If the movie seemed shallow, I believe it is exactly how he meant it to be.

    It did look amazing though.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  2. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- Yeah, that movie was just okay for me. I don't know your sentiments on him, but if you ask me, Charlie Hunnam can't act his way out of a paper bag. And him being the lead character not only failed to attract an audience, but failed to attract an applause. He's just as good as Taylor Kitsch, and we all know how that guy wound up.

    Besides that, you have a point. The fighting sequences were the highlights of the show, but that was about it. It had decent cinematography, and special effects. Not to mention, it was mildly entertaining. I'd give it a 6.0/10, as it was borderline mediocre.

    What about you?

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  3. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I think that was a HUGE piece of the pie that was missing from Pacific Rim this summer. There was something that could have been outstanding there but it was a hollow shell. A little heart and soul would have gone a long way to making that movie connect with more people IMO.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  4. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- Definitely. Adding heart to any sort entertainment/art piece almost always reaps benefits. Sometimes to the extent of the aforementioned getting overrated in the process.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  5. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx that is definitely high praise coming from you and I think you nailed it by saying it was a comedy with heart. Sometimes that goes a long way in making a movie stand out to critics like yourself who expect what you pay for./

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  6. CelluloidDreams

    Better title people!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag

  7. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- I think Rotten Tomatoes put it best; "...21 Jump Street offers rowdy mainstream comedy with a surprisingly satisfying bite."

    Everything about that comedy screamed mainstream, and the first act was so vulgar and childish that I didn't understand why a flick like this would be so well-received. It wasn't until the second act that I began to appreciate the movie for what it is. They ACTUALLY tried to develop the characters and created it's own little gimmick. Instead of putting the "cool" guy with the popular kids, and the "dork" with the 'dorks", they did the complete opposite. And it actually worked!

    Then you having the editing for the drug sequences, another element where you can tell they actually tried, and succeeded in yet another amusing gimmick. I don't usually laugh at any movies, yet alone comedies. They're all run-of-the-mill, redundant copies(which we talked about earlier) of each other, and lose more IQ points than laughs. But, with this, I laughed sporadically. It's stupid, but it embraced it's stupidity with heart. That's what separates it from it's competitors.

    I'm not saying this was great movie, or even that it was a great comedy. But, it was a comedy that actually stood out, and amused. I'd give it a 6/10, and coming from me, that's somewhat notable.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  8. skywise

    @XxNickTheFilmCriticXx I agree..i was not interested at all but a friend of mind sat me down and essentially put a gun to my head. I laughed out loud quite a bit.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  9. Nicholaus XX

    @skywise -- Same here. The movie had some of the worst posters I've ever seen. Not to mention, the tv spots made it look beyond average.

    2 years agoby @XxNickTheFilmCriticXxFlag

  10. Nick C.

    If they can make lightning strike twice, then I can give a pass on the title. But seriously....they couldny come up with something better?? Lol, how about "Return to 21 Jump Street"?

    2 years agoby @knightmare90Flag

  11. skywise

    I was pleasantly surprised by the original. Hope they can pull it off again.

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  12. CoreyB

    What do. U people expect the title to be? And the first one w hill and tatum was the best comedy of 2012

    2 years agoby @CoreyBFlag

  13. Anguslovesducks

    @bawnian-dexeus yeah man whats next 23 jump street...what a joke!

    2 years agoby @AnguslovesducksFlag

  14. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Wow...what an original title :p

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

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