The Men in Black franchise is continuing with a spinoff movie that shifts focus away from Will Smith’s Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones’s Agent K to a new generation of suit-sporting enforcers. – Seriously, they’re not coming back, at least, that’s the word. Men in Black: International will serve as the official title of the franchise’s summer 2019-scheduled fourth film, a spinoff/sequel.
F. Gary Gray – who has plenty of blockbuster success with The Fate of the Furious, as well as the Oscar-nominated 2015 NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton – serves as director for Men in Black: International. Gray’s directorial claim to fame also includes 1995’s original Friday and the 2003 remake of The Italian Job.
Here, Gray worked off a script written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the duo behind 2008’s Marvel Cinematic Universe-launching Iron Man and 2017’s Transformers: The Last Knight – and, for what it’s worth, the notorious 2008 Marvel effort, Punisher: War Zone.
The film’s executive producer roster has no shortage of gravitas with Steven Spielberg, who served in that capacity for the original MIB Trilogy. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are also onboard as producers, along with Sony’s David Beaubaire.
Men in Black: International Trailer
The new Men in Black: International trailer is here! Watch it below:
And here’s the first trailer:
Men in Black: International Cast
Men in Black: International will tout – to the delight of Marvel movie fans – a headlining duo in Chris Hemsworth as Agent H and Tessa Thompson as Agent M, serving as a quick reunion from the delightful chaos of 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, in which Hemsworth’s Thor fought alongside Thompson’s badass Asgardian exile, Valkyrie. While obviously not Will Smith in Men in Black 4 (because, no, he’s not here!), this is a winning combo, and Hemsworth comes into the spinoff/sequel off recent roles in Bad Times at El Royale and a close-but-no-cigar attack on Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War. Thompson arrives off a role reprisal in Creed II and a TV runs on HBO’s Westworld , plus the film Dear White People (which the Netflix series is based on). She also appeared in last year’s vastly underrated Sorry to Bother You.
Rebecca Ferguson joins the main duo as a co-star, playing a character whose details remain a mystery. Ferguson, who broke big as an action star playing super-spy Ilsa Faust in 2015’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, reprised the star-making part in 2018’s Mission: Impossible – Fallout, having fielded roles in The Greatest Showman and The Snowman in between the franchise entries.
Emma Thompson will reprise her role from 2012’s Men in Black 3 as the secret government organization’s big boss (who replaced Rip Torn’s Zed), Agent O. With that film sending Will Smith’s Agent J back to 1969 to team with Josh Brolin’s younger Agent K, Agent O’s younger counterpart was played by Alice Eve. Kumail Nanjiani plays Pawny, “a funny, wise-cracking, sex-driven alien from a civilization that exists on a Chessboard.” That Hashtag Show first reported his character details. Liam Neeson will play the head of the MIB’s U.K. operations at the London headquarters. Rafe Spall is also onboard.
Men in Black: International Release Date
Men in Black: International marks its proverbial passport for the summer movie season release date of June 14, 2019.
Men in Black: International Story
Here is the cryptic teaser that promises an enemy from within:
The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Men in Black: International Posters
They make those suits look good.