The Malibu/Marvel comic series ‘Men in Black’ gave birth to one of the most iconic film franchises, the ‘Men in Black’ series, whose first movie released in 1997. The second film, Men in Black II, in 2002, and the third film, Men in Black 3 was released in 2012. Amblin Entertainment and MacDonald/Parkes Productions produced all three films and distributed through Columbia Pictures.
The MIB is a top-secret organization which controls alien activity on Earth. The first three films followed two characters- Agent J and Agent K. Agent J is played by Will Smith, who is recruited in the first movie when Agent K notices that he meets all the requirements to be a successful MIB officer. Agent K is played by Tommy Lee Jones, a veteran operative of the agency. The MIB uses many futuristic gadgets, one of which, the neuralyzer, is used to wipe the memory of any alien activity witnessed by the general population. After the success of the first three movies, the franchise is being taken forward with a new set of agents whose story we shall follow in the fourth movie. After the huge success of the third installment of the series.
The new ‘Men in Black‘ movie is directed by F. Gary Gray, who has earlier produced hits like ‘The Fate of The Furious‘ (2017), “Friday’ (1995), and ‘The Italian Job’ (2003). The screenplay has been written by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum. The duo has scripted other successful movies like ‘Iron Man’ (2008) and ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’ (2017). The movie was being planned immediately after the success of the third installment, which was also the most commercially successful MIB movie. But due to disinterest from some of its leading stars, the film was postponed to later.
Men in Black: International Cast: Who is in it?
The story of the new MIB movie will be following the lives and adventures of Agent M and Agent H. Agent M is a new recruit who has been assigned to work with Agent H because he is one of the best operatives MIB has. The role of Agent M will be played by Tessa Thompson. She has already proven her mettle in films like ‘Creed’ (2015) and Creed II (2018). The role of Agent H has been assigned to Chris Hemsworth who is also coming out with the final Avengers’ movie, ‘Avengers: Endgame’ in April. Besides these two leading members of the cast, other important roles are being played by Liam Neeson, who is playing the head of the MIB office in England. Neeson’s character is called High T. The only person from the last movie who will be reprising her character is Emma Thompson in the role of Agent O, High T’s counterpart in the United States. Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, and Rafe Spall play other important characters in the movie.
There is hardly any chance of Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones making appearances in this movie, as it is more of a spinoff than a sequel. However, certain Easter Eggs in the movie will be paying homage to these two agents.
Men in Black: International Plot: What is it about?
In the fourth installment of the MIB franchise, the events will focus on the UK branch of the office. The story starts with Agent M who has kind of fought her way through to become a member of the organization, and is then recruited by Agent O. After her recruitment, Agent O is sent to London to begin her work. It is here that she meets High T and Agent H. High T tells M that she is being assigned to operate alongside Agent H since he is one of the best they have got. But when Agent M goes to meet Agent H, she finds him sleeping. When she wakes her up, all that Agent H is interested in is getting his lunch. The series has always been a science fiction-comedy, and the makers have tried to remain true to that idea.
Agents H and M begin their work when the Earth is being hit by major alien attacks. This time not just the USA or UK, but the whole world is under threat, and this takes the duo across the world in their quest to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial life.
Men in Black: International Release Date:
The release date of the highly-anticipated New Men in Black movie is June 14, 2019. The film will receive a worldwide release and is expected to rake in more than $100 million in the opening weekend.
The first Men in Black shattered box office records and made more than $590 million globally. The film also went on to receive three Academy Award nominations: Best Art Direction, Best Original Score, and Best Makeup, winning the latter award. The second in the series, Men in Black II, also was a huge success raking in $440 million. The third film in the series, Men in Black 3, was even a bigger success making $624 million at the box office.
It will be interesting to see whether the fourth film could match up to the success of the first three films. Obviously, the expectations are sky-high, considering the fact that there has more than six years since the last film released. Though, Will Smith’s non-involvement in the film does dampen its box-office prospects a little bit.
Men in Black: International Trailer:
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