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– by Nick Doll

The Men In Black are returning after all. Unfortunately, it is neither in the form of a sequel, or the MIB/21 Jump Street crossover Sony was mulling over a few years ago.

Deadline reports that Sony Pictures has fast tracked a spinoff of the franchise, that everyone forgets is based on a comic book. Sony has set May 17, 2019 as a release date for the film, which is being scripted by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum. This is good and bad news, as this writing pair wrote the script to Iron Man, but more recently the script for Transformers: The Last Knight.

Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are not expected to reprise their roles as Agent J and Agent K, but the film is said to acknowledge and build upon the world built in the first three MIB films that the pair starred in. The idea is for this new MIB spinoff to be akin to Jurassic World which was a soft-reboot that expanded the Jurassic Park franchise. The film focuses on new characters chasing alien villains on more of a global scale than the first three films.

Producer Walter F. Parkes had this to say about the project:

“It’s so rare to get to the end of the script and know you’re holding a movie in your hands, but Art and Matt have written a spinoff that somehow is true to the core of the MIB world and yet expands the franchise to a fresh new place.”

Are you excited for more Men In Black? Does this new global approach sound appealing to you, or is it not a MIB film without Smith and Jones (or Josh Brolin)? Would you rather see 21 Jump Street‘s Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill don the black suits and sunglasses? Let us know in the comment section below!

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SOURCE: Deadline

  • 2 Left Thumbs

    I have no faith in Sony, as per usual.

    Honestly, I think the 21 Jump Street/ MIB crossover might have just been crazy enough to work! I would absolutely go see that.

    • randomironicname

      Same, I thought it was a pretty clever way to keep both franchises going.

  • Victor Roa

    I’m still amazed how they drove this franchise into the ground even when they have the best intentions of hiring talented new writers on each film but then they fall on the same structure onto each film over and over and over again.

  • samjacksonswig

    shite

  • Moby85

    No, I am not excited. The 21 Jump Street crossover would have injected a flaccid franchise with new blood and PROVEN comedic chemistry. It would have been one of the most intriguing comedy crossovers ever. A simple spin-off? Sorry, I just don’t care.