It looks like the reported Men in Black spin-off is about to get a star attached to it.
Ever since the final Men in Black film premiered in 2012, things have been fairly quiet on that front. There were rumors of a Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover that never panned out. Recently, we’ve been hearing about a Men in Black spin-off.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, it looks like we’re going to get our first star. Chris Hemsworth, best known as Thor, has his eye on joining the movie.
It’s a honestly a pretty good fit for Hemsworth. The Men in Black series combines sci-fi, action, and comedy that meshes well with Hemsworth’s experience as Thor and in 2016’s Ghostbusters. Having him star in this film makes a lot of sense.
F. Gary Gray, who directed The Fate of the Furious, is nearing a deal to direct the project. The script will be written by Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.
According to people within Sony, the studio sees the spin-off more like how Jurassic World is related to Jurassic Park. We’ll see the same world. Maybe hear mentions of old characters. The stories will just be new and build upon what audiences know.
The studio also hopes to diversify the film with a trio of leads: a white male (Hemsworth), a woman of color, and an older man with the story itself being a global adventure. The three Men in Black movies that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones took place in and around New York City.
The currently untitled Men in Black spin-off will be released July 14th, 2019.