The hype overMen in Black: International is gaining substantial ground, with or without the presence of Tommy Lee Jones of Will Smith in the fold. But make no mistake about it, the shifting balance of power doesn’t entail any major changes to the original thesis, some 20 years down the line.
Out go, Will and Tommy Lee Jones, making way for a new buddy cop tandem of co-ed protagonists played by Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth. Together they encounter the same bureaucratic issues of old: unmasking the alien moles within the intelligence community in a color-coded uniform. Some things are better left untouched.
“We went into the project knowing the deep affection we and the fans have for Will and Tommy,” Director F. Gary Gray told Entertainment Weekly a few months back. “We’re not replacing them, simply adding to their team.” Gray wasn’t the only member of the production team to remark on the chemistry Tessa Thompson established with her co-star in 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok, as producer Walter F. Parkes played a crucial role in recruitment them to the fold after witnessing it first hand.
Thompson and Hemsworth were joined by Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, and Kumail Nanjian to complete the cast. Men In Black: International is slated to hit theaters on June 14th, after a 7-year interruption in service. Check out the action-packed trailer and hit us with your thoughts down below.