Sometimes in order to re-explore a property on the big screen, it’s necessary to completely reboot it, but other times it’s possible to tell a brand-new tale with a fresh cast of characters within the same continuity. Jurassic World did that with the Jurassic Park series, and Men in Black is gearing up to do the same with its upcoming spinoff.
Earlier this month, it was reported that Chris Hemsworth was in negotiations to star in the new ‘Men in Black’ movie, and now there’s word that when his deal closes, he’ll reunite with his Thor: Ragnarok costar, Tessa Thompson.
According to the reports coming in, Tessa Thompson will star in the new ‘Men in Black’ movie. While no details were provided about Thompson’s character, she’ll join Chris Hemsworth as one of the finely-dressed agents working for MIB, the government organization that keeps Earth safe from alien threats. The new ‘Men in Black’ movie will also be more of an ensemble piece rather than a duo-centric story like in the Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones days, and it will supposedly be more global in scope.
Although the ‘Men in Black’ spinoff will take place in the same continuity that the first Men in Black movies were set in, don’t expect to see Will Smith’s Agent J or Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K to appear.
Directed by The Fate of the Furious‘ F. Gary Gray and written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the Men in Black spinoff hits theaters on June 14, 2019.