The Story Behind ’22 Jump Street’s’ Epic End Credits

Warning: Spoilers ahead.

With reporting by Josh Horowitz

If you’ve seen “22 Jump Street” already, you know there’s plenty to praise, from the LOL-worthy performances from Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill to the meta-references and jokes laced throughout the film. However, it’s hard to argue with the fact that the film’s end credits are the very best part of the movie.

If you’re reading this and you haven’t seen the movie yet, well, we can’t be blamed at this point. You were warned.

The end credits, featuring a few dozen posters and clips for possible continuations of the franchise (“23 Jump Street: Medical School” etc.), virtually negated the possibility of any more films in the franchise.

Director Phil Lord told MTV News that, originally, the news that this is likely the last we’ll see of Jenko and Schmidt was going to be plot-driven.

“We did at one point test a version of the movie where Ice Cube was pitching more missions to Jonah and Chan and they said, ‘You know what, we’re good, we don’t want to do any more of this stuff,’” Lord said. “When we showed that to a test audience they were so sad because all they want is to believe that this goes on forever.”

Instead, Lord and co-director Christopher Miller called in favors and created the epic end sequence, as they claim, roughly a month ago. Find out more in the clip above.

What do you think of “22 Jump Street”? Do you want the franchise to continue?

“22 Jump Street” is in theaters today.