Men in Black III's Emma Thompson returns for spin-off film

Emma Thompson Men in Black III

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones aren't coming back for the new MEN IN BLACK film, a spin-off which will focus on alien-tracking characters who work out of London, but there will be one returning character from the Smith and Jones trilogy: Emma Thompson has signed on to reprise the role of Agent O, a character introduced in MEN IN BLACK III as the boss of Smith and Jones' Men in Black J and K. (Rip Torn played their boss Zed in the previous two films, but couldn't make it back for the third film due to personal legal issues.)

It's good to know that this film will have some sort of tie to the ones that came before, beyond the concept of black-clad agents dealing with aliens.

Thompson's co-stars in the spin-off include Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson as Men in Black agents, Liam Neeson as their boss, and Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and twin dancers Laurent and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois in mystery roles.

Directed by F. Gary Gray from a screenplay by IRON MAN's Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the new MEN IN BLACK centers on 

Tessa’s character Em trying to prove herself by joining the London MIB and being paired with the former ace Agent H, played by Hemsworth. The pair become involved in a murder mystery that has them tavelling the globe.

Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing the film, with Steven Spielberg on board as executive producer and David Beaubaire overseeing the project for Sony.

The new MEN IN BLACK will be released on June 14, 2019.

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Source: THR



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