While many may disagree with this statement, the Men in Black franchise is very similar to Ghostbusters. How? Each franchise have an idea that can be told at any point in time, as well as at any place on the planet. Whether it’s sequels, spinoffs, reboots or remakes, nobody can argue with why these movies are being made because of the endless story possibilities. Now although we did have a Men in Black sequel a few years ago with Will Smith, it didn’t do as well as the previous two. That led the studio to a very smart decision, franchise reboot. It was clear Smith’s time as Agent J was over and it was time for something new. Fast forward to now and we have a new incarnation of the franchise headed our way with two of the industries biggest current stars.
When it was announced that Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson would be reuniting for Men in Black, the movie instantly shot up in the interest charts. That wasn’t just due to how talented they each are, but because of their chemistry on their first movie together, Thor: Ragnarok. It’s a no-brained in every way and that’s not even mentioning the supporting cast.
Let’s talk about the title. The film has been given the official title of Men in Black International. Brazil Comic-Con is going on this weekend and thanks to Collider’s Steve Weintraub, he found the new film’s booth that displayed the title. Sony is holding a panel this weekend, which could possibly mean a possible trailer. More on that this weekend. As for the title, it makes sense. Why rehash what we’ve seen before? What does the alien world look like outside of the states? It’s definitely a good way to keep interest in this new story. Whether we see a trailer or not this weekend, it’s safe to say that I’ve become a bit more interested in this project now. Hopefully footage will solidify those thoughts soon.
What do you think of he title? Does it make sense or is it just a title to you? Is this a movie you’ve been looking forward to? Are you excited for the movie or because of Hemsworth and Thompson? Directed by F. Gary Gray and also starring Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson, Rafe Spall, Kumail Najiani and Rebecca Ferguson as what is thought to be the villain, Men in Black International will be released on June 14th, 2019.