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Men In Black set to be reinvented as a new trilogy

09.24.2015

The MEN IN BLACK series really went about as far as they could possibly go. Once you start dipping your toes into the time-travel pool in order to keep things going, it's probably time to move on and do something fresh.

And that's the plan with MEN IN BLACK III marking the end of the initial pairing of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones and now a new trilogy in the works that would reinvent the franchise for the next few years.

While recently promoting their latest film HE NAMED ME MALALA, producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald were asked what might happen with MEN IN BLACK going forward, now that Sony has new blood at the top.

We're in the middle of it. It's very active.

They also clarified that Will Smith very likely will not be a part of it, giving them the freedom to find a new duo to build around that has the potential to bring an entirely different dynamic to the table.

MEN IN BLACK is a big moneymaker for Sony and one of the few franchise properties they do have under their belt. They're not just going to let it sit on the shelf and collect dust, so it makes perfect sense business-wise for them to jump at the idea of getting a new team started. It doesn't sound like the strange 21 JUMP STREET crossover is going to happen. That always seemed like throwing shit at the wall and seeing if it stuck, but a new pair to keep the series alive? Sounds perfectly reasonable to me.

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11:55AM on 09/25/2015
New agents are ok, good series to keep reinventing. Just a matter of time before this gets the same fate as Ghostbusters. WIB yo! Could be good, could be bad. I do think we need more female roles. Personally, I'm waiting for a full trailer before I judge Ghostbusters. So far, the whole girl power thing is a little overboard and a turn off.
New agents are ok, good series to keep reinventing. Just a matter of time before this gets the same fate as Ghostbusters. WIB yo! Could be good, could be bad. I do think we need more female roles. Personally, I'm waiting for a full trailer before I judge Ghostbusters. So far, the whole girl power thing is a little overboard and a turn off.
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10:33PM on 09/24/2015
New agents are fine as long as you get someone that can carry a film. There's plenty of agents so it can work. Bring back Linda Fiorentino from the first film.
New agents are fine as long as you get someone that can carry a film. There's plenty of agents so it can work. Bring back Linda Fiorentino from the first film.
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8:42AM on 09/25/2015
Yeah. Put Linda Fiorentino in more films period.
Yeah. Put Linda Fiorentino in more films period.
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9:33PM on 09/24/2015

new agents can work...

how about a story about one of those bitch MiB agents who just does low-level clean-up work, being thrust into the fold when he's contaminated with some alien substance or something. you can still get the 21 jump street ideas of the underdog agent.
how about a story about one of those bitch MiB agents who just does low-level clean-up work, being thrust into the fold when he's contaminated with some alien substance or something. you can still get the 21 jump street ideas of the underdog agent.
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9:29PM on 09/24/2015

21 jump street crossover wouldn't work

unless they got all 4: jonah hill, channing tatum, tommy lee jones, AND will smith. that's probably hard to do.
unless they got all 4: jonah hill, channing tatum, tommy lee jones, AND will smith. that's probably hard to do.
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6:30PM on 09/24/2015
You guys remember the animated series that they made? Wasn't it awesome? I've been rewatching it on youtube and they created some pretty awesome villains and had some pretty cool plots. If they reboot it with some of the ideas from the cartoon I would totally be in.
You guys remember the animated series that they made? Wasn't it awesome? I've been rewatching it on youtube and they created some pretty awesome villains and had some pretty cool plots. If they reboot it with some of the ideas from the cartoon I would totally be in.
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6:24PM on 09/24/2015
Quick, someone call Paul Feig!
Quick, someone call Paul Feig!
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6:13PM on 09/24/2015
A tv series about a new, smaller division of the MiB working on a miniscule budget in a smaller alien populated town. Continuation of the movies universe, save budget by borrowing some of their props. Cast of new agents. X-Files with a broader tone.

Job done.
A tv series about a new, smaller division of the MiB working on a miniscule budget in a smaller alien populated town. Continuation of the movies universe, save budget by borrowing some of their props. Cast of new agents. X-Files with a broader tone.

Job done.
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9:32PM on 09/24/2015
a smaller MiB isn't MiB anymore. it's all about big scale, the whole world at risk, type stuff. one of the main pillars of MiB is spectacle. X-Files is what you don't see... MiB is in your face.
a smaller MiB isn't MiB anymore. it's all about big scale, the whole world at risk, type stuff. one of the main pillars of MiB is spectacle. X-Files is what you don't see... MiB is in your face.
5:38AM on 09/25/2015
In the movies, yes, but not every Agent of the MiB has to be the saviour of New York. Michael Jackson worked MiB in the antarctic, there's no reason not to have a smaller office (tv budget) in a certain town as long as it's written well. Otherwise you run the risk of Agents of SHIELD, which is trying constantly show global mission on TV deadline and budget. It might be OK, but lacks the direct focus a specific area might provide.
In the movies, yes, but not every Agent of the MiB has to be the saviour of New York. Michael Jackson worked MiB in the antarctic, there's no reason not to have a smaller office (tv budget) in a certain town as long as it's written well. Otherwise you run the risk of Agents of SHIELD, which is trying constantly show global mission on TV deadline and budget. It might be OK, but lacks the direct focus a specific area might provide.
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5:03PM on 09/24/2015
I wouldn't mind them exploring this universe some more. But please, please, please don't reboot it! Just be other men in black (with an all female cast, hah!)
I wouldn't mind them exploring this universe some more. But please, please, please don't reboot it! Just be other men in black (with an all female cast, hah!)
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4:03PM on 09/24/2015

It's too bad...

I thought the third one was a blast, and was interested in another. Maybe I would feel better about it if the third had felt like an ending for the characters more than just a mutual understanding.
I thought the third one was a blast, and was interested in another. Maybe I would feel better about it if the third had felt like an ending for the characters more than just a mutual understanding.
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