Men In Black: International is being released in cinemas throughout the UK on Friday 14th June, 2019, and boy are we excited about this one. It’s been around 7 years since the last Men In Black movie, and this time Agents and Jay (Will Smith) and Kay (Tommy Lee Jones) have made way for Agent M (Tessa Thompson) and Agent H (Chris Hemsworth - the two also worked together for Thor: Ragnarok). Barry Sonnenfeld is also leaving the director’s chair and letting Friday, The Italian Job remake and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray take the helm.
So what’s new, what’s old and what can we look forward to in MIB: International? Here’s what we know so far …
The clue is in the title - the film takes place all over the world …
The first three films seemed strangely US-centric, especially given that there are likely plenty of places around the world. It also looks like London is one of the main locations for the setting of the film, as the team they’re focusing on is based in London, so we’re keen on seeing what the MIB think of the city, as well as the aliens that reside in the Big Smog.
Any cameos or guest appearances from the previous films?
Perhaps. There is no indication that Will Smith and/or Tommy Lee Jones will show up in this film. The only actor who will be reprising their role from the previous films is Emma Thompson, who returns as Agent O, the chief of MIB worldwide.
Will this version of MIB be anything like the comics?
The Lowell Cunningham-penned comic the films are based on were much darker, had a greater degree of violence, and the MIB were not necessarily a nice organisation at all. The films that followed focus far more on comedy, the crazy sci-fi concepts and the special effects. It’s been a winning formula so far, and it is unlikely that MIB: International will mess with it.
Is this a remake, reboot or a re-imagining of the first Men In Black?
Sort of, but not entirely. This is an original movie that is more akin to a spinoff than a remake, reboot or redux. The agents have different initials, and the setting has changed. It seems likely that Agents Jay and Kay are very much a part of this world, which means that they could show up yet, even if it’s not in this particular version of MIB.
Will the Men in Black - Jump Street crossover ever happen?
As great as it sounds, it is doubtful that we will see a struggle of power between Emma Thompson and Ice Cube, which is more to our shame. The idea of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill infiltrating a college campus also sounds amazing, as does the idea of overage humans attempting to blend in with young aliens, which probably sounds more realistic than the plot of 21 Jump Street.For the release of Men in Black: International, Escapade has plenty of offers and hot promos on some agent costumes and plenty of other great MIB props and costumes - .we have a great Arquillian control mask, for example.