Chris Hemsworth In Talks For Men In Black Spin-Off

The Thor actor might becomes a member of the MIB!


Men In Black Reboot Casting Chris Hemsworth!

Men In Black Reboot Casting Chris Hemsworth!

Sony is ready to continue their popular Men In Black franchise but this time with a new cast. Now, Marvel Studios' Thor himself, Australian actor Chris Hemsworth, is in talks to star in the film. Hemsworth was most recently seen in Thor: Ragnarok and 12 Strong, but will next be on the big screen in Avengers: Infinity War. He's also starred in movies like Star Trek, Thor, The Avengers, Snow White and the Huntsman, Red Dawn, Thor: The Dark World, Avengers: Age of Ultron, and In the Heart of the Sea. Director F. Gary Gray is also in negotiations to direct the movie which has a script by Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. Gray has directed such films as The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton, and The Fate of the Furious. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers while Steven Spielberg is returning as executive producer. The new MIB film is slated for release on June 14, 2019.

Akin to how Jurassic World revived the Jurassic Park movie series, Sony’s reboot is to feature new characters rather than Agents K and J, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, and build on the contemporary sci-fi world in which they operated. Sources say the new combination of characters involve a white character, a black woman, and an older man, and this story is set in London. Smith and Jones powered the first Men in Black film to $589 million at the global box office in 1997, and starred in two sequels — one in 2002 and one a decade later in 2012. The entire franchise has made more than $1.5 billion worldwide. There were originally plans to crossover this series with 21 and 22 Jump Street with a film titled MIB 23, but those plans seem to have been scrapped. It'd be fun to see them go more cosmic and comedic with this spin-off much like the most recent Thor movie. Hemsworth clearly has the comedic talent to deliver on that kind of movie, and maybe Valkyrie herself, Tessa Thompson, could be cast as the co-lead. 

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