There’s been a lot of Men In Black spin-off news floating around recently, but this nugget is probably the best so far: Chris Hemsworth is in talks to star.
The film, which is currently untitled, is set to be a straight up spin-off of the original three, and will take place in the Men In Black world but with a new cast of characters.
According to THR, Sony wants a diverse ensemble cast for the film, and has potentially been “eyeing the leads to be white male, a female of colour and an older man.” We guess Hemsworth would put a massive red tick next to the first on the list.
The film is being directed by F Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton), produced by Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald and executive produced by Steven Spielberg. Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, both of whom worked on Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight, are writing the script.
News of another Men In Black film first emerged a while ago, when it was believed that Sony was planning on combining MIB with the 21 Jump Street franchise, starring Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, with Tatum and Hill stepping into the suits for Jay and Kay. That idea still seems to be happening, but a lot later down the line.
The untitled Men In Black sequel will be in cinemas on 14 June 2019. Get all the latest sci-fi news with every issue of SciFiNow.