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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum won't be the only two actors returning for the 21 Jump Street sequel. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ice Cube, who played the angry Captain Dickson in the first film, is set to reprise his role in part two, which is set to be helmed by the returning Phil Lord and Chris Miller.
We don't know much bout the plot of the sequel, though it has been confirmed that the series will pick up from the end of the last movie and see undercover cops Jenko and Schmidt work a case at the local college. Given Dickson's position as the two police officer's boss, it makes plenty of sense that Ice Cube would reprise his role. Michael Bacall, who wrote the script for the first movie based on a story he developed with Hill, wrote the first draft of the follow-up, but it has since been given a rewrite by newcomer Oren Uziel. The film is scheduled to be released by Sony on June 13, 2014, and production is gearing up to start at the end of this month.
The first 21 Jump Street was packed with hilarious scenes, and Ice Cube most definitely held his own in the film and was a part of many of the funniest sequences ("Hey! stop fucking with Korean Jesus! He ain't got time for your problems! He's busy... with Korean shit!"). Watch him in action in the clip below:
Other than Hill, Tatum and Cube the only other actor who has signed up for a part in the film is young actor Wyatt Russell, though it hasn't been confirmed what kind of role he will be playing. The next couple weeks should be peppered with casting announcements as the studios and filmmakers start putting the pieces together, and hopefully with those announcements we will get a few more details about the story.
Ice Cube is next set to star as a different police officer alongside Kevin Hart in the upcoming Tim Story-directed cop comedy Ride Along, which You can watch the film's first trailer below, which came out back in early July, and you'll be able to see the finished product when it hits theaters on January 17th next year.