It was a few weeks back when director F. Gary Grey was said to be conducting talks for a new Men in Black movie. The deal appears to have gone through and Chris Hemsworth is the first to be interested in starring in the project.
According to a new report from Variety earlier today, Sony Pictures has authorized the continuation of the secret agency that monitors extraterrestrials on Earth. Hemsworth, having grown a bit weary from wielding Mjolnir in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, is now looking forward to wearing the black suit as one of the new agents.
It should be noted that the new Men in Black movie will be a spinoff in the series. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, the two main stars from the original installments, will not be returning to reprise their respective roles. This leaves room open for new actors (or actresses for that matter) to fill the void. Hemsworth could possibly be one of them, with a partner yet to be searched.
It has also been confirmed that the script will be penned by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, both of whom were involved with Iron Man (2008) and Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) in great capacity.
The new Men in Black movie is fast-tracking to start production this fall with a release date set for May 17, 2019, provided that everything goes smoothly.
The science fiction series has received three live-action installments to date. The first (1997) earned $589.4 million in the box office, followed by the second (2002) with $441.8 million and the third (2012) with $624 million respectively.