Talk of a Men in Black reboot has circulated around Hollywood for years, and there were even rumours of a possible crossover project involving the 21 Jump Street movie from 2012. While the crossover film seems to have stalled out, we do have an update on the franchise-reviving Men in Black movie, which recently added actress Rebecca Ferguson to its cast.
With Men in Black scheduled to hit theatres in 2019, here’s everything we know about the movie so far.
- Title: Men in Black (preliminary title)
- Release date: June 14, 2019
- Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson
- Director: F. Gary Gray
Marvel Studios franchise star Chris Hemsworth (below) will reunite with Thor: Ragnarokactress Tessa Thompson in the film’s lead roles, with Taken star Liam Neeson also attached to play a key role in the film.
Each instalment of the original trilogy of Men in Black movies was helmed by Barry Sonnenfeld, but the new film will have a new face behind the camera, too. The spinoff is set to be directed by Friday and Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray, who joined the project in February 2018.
Official plot details are scarce, but the Men in Black spinoff is expected to feature a new cast of characters existing within the same universe as the first three Men in Black films, but expanding the story’s focus globally. The initial film will reportedly be centred on London, but will also feature action unfolding elsewhere around the world. Neeson is rumoured to be playing the head of the U.K. branch of the alien-investigating agency, similar to the role Rip Torn played as part of the American agency featured in the earlier films.