It's been seven years since Agents J and K went hunting for a bug loose in New York City, but the Men in Black franchise is about to hit theaters once again...this time with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson at the helm!
If the Men in Black reboot doesn't quite seem real yet, just take a look at the newly released first look photo, featuring Hemsworth and Thompson in the traditional MiB uniform as Agents H and Em (respectively).
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The new film, produced by Stieven Spielberg himself, will be written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and directed by F. Gary Gray.
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You may remember last seeing Hemsworth and Thompson team up to fight an evil Cate Blanchett in Thor: Ragnarok. The film, directed by Taika Waititi, was one of Marvel's funniest, thanks in no small part to the pair's chemistry, something the new MiB will be sure to highlight.
The new film's cast will also feature "Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Nicolas Bourgeois, and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois." Oscar winner Emma Thompson will be reprising her role as Agent O from MiB 3, effectively handing the classic franchise over to the new guard.
Hemsworth knows the new film has a lot of expectations around it, but is confident fans won't be disappointed.
He told Variety:
We're basically trying to put a lot of humor into it like the previous ones. These are obviously some big big shoes to fill, so we're working our butts off on it to make something pretty epic and fun. They're trying to change up the locations, make it feel unique and different to the last ones as well. So I think you might even see some different countries, maybe. Some different cities than you've seen in the previous Men In Black movies.
And even posted some of his MIB workout on Twitter:
No matter how this film stacks up against the originals, Sony will be pleased as long as it performs as well as its predecessors at the box office. The MiB franchise has made over $1.6 billion for the company, and it will be sure to deliver a lot more if Hemsworth and Thompson can turn the reboot into a successful trilogy.
So get your neuralizers ready! The new Men in Black is set to premiere June 14, 2019.
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