Sony to make Men In Black 4

News Simon Brew 20 Jul 2012 - 08:09
Men In Black

Men In Black 3 made its money. Men In Black 4 is following next...

It was a bit of a gamble, all told, when Sony took the decision to resurrect the Men In Black franchise, a decade after Men In Black 2 had generally become nobody’s favourite film. But the gamble has been won. Men In Black 3’s global box office total is over $600m now, and appreciating that it wasn’t an expensive film to make, nor to promote, it’s still likely to see profit. Especially when the DVD and Blu-ray release comes around.

It should perhaps come as little surprise, then, to learn that Sony isn’t done with Men In Black just yet, and that it’s planning a Men In Black 4. No firm details are in place yet, but Douglas Belgrad, the president of Columbia Pictures, told The Hollywood Reporter that “we're very pleased with the financial performance of Men in Black 3, and we believe it is an ongoing franchise. We're going to do [another one], but we don't have clarity yet on how it should be done."

We can’t imagine it’d be much cheaper to make a Men In Black 4, but given the international, non-US performance of the third film, and the friendlier reviews this time around, it’s perhaps unsurprising that it’s going ahead.

The Hollywood Reporter.

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I am of the opinion that they should let someone new direct. Give Sonnenfeld a Producing credit. Also, my mini wish list for the next movie:
Clearly Brolin needs to be included in some fashion, obviously not in a time travel way, but somehow.
Bring back Jack the Pug and Tony Shaloub's characters.
That is all I really ask for.

Since the first I've really wanted them to tackle a rogue agent.

I know some will strongly disagree with me, but I though MIB3 was pretty solid and much better than I thought it'd be, and certainly better than MIB2. I also really liked Josh Brolin as a young Kay, so I'm quite happy with this news of a fourth film, and this is coming from someone who doesn't like the endless sequels that are coming out.

I just hope there isn't a reboot of any kind, because for me Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are what make the series. Their chemistry is brilliant and it'd be a shame to let it end with MIB3, given how little Jones was in it. Unless it's set in the '60s and stars Josh Brolin I would be very cautious about MIB4 starring anyone else, but we'll see.

thats an awesome idea

I think you mean "appreciating that it wasn’t a _cheap_ film to make, nor to promote"

A reboot of sorts would be best to reinvigorate the franchise, certainly I can't see both leads returning for yet another one, unless they can't wriggle out of it.
Haven't seen the third one yet, the reviews were too poor to see it at the cinema, but it sounds literally lame, limping thru just for the pay day.
New actors, new director and something totally different plotwise would be nice.
How about they go to a different planet tracking an alien?

Really? have we learned nothing from Fast & Furious? Maybe it's time to quit while they're ahead, MIB 3 had a perfect ending to finish the series. Why make a 4th and possibly let the franchise go stale?

I absolutely LOVED F&F5 (haven't seen 2-4 though); I'm defo up for Fast Six - especially if they got Statham on board :)

So you are saying it brought in $600 million worldwide and it is "still likely to see profit"??? What an odd comment. Of course it''s profitable. The budget is a reported $225 million. So already many millions in the black without home video even adding to that...

They tackled the moonlanding, now it's time to do something with Roswell.

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