– by Joseph Jammer Medina

Okay, so it looks like Valkyrie is joining Thor in a new Men in Black spinoff. Wait…that can’t be right…*double-checks*. Oh, wait, here we go. According to a new report from THR, actress Tessa Thompson will be joining Chris Hemsworth in the long-in-development Men in Black spinoff from Sony Pictures.

As of right now, we have no idea what either character’s role in the film will be, but if we’re to look at the original Men in Black film as a potential indication for the style of story they’re going for, it’s plausible to assume one of them will be the straight man, and one will be the rogue recruit. Initially, I was on board with Hemsworth being the Will Smith of this one, but with Thompson on board, I think it would be a lot more fun for her to go that route, and for Hemsworth to be the veteran with a stick up his butt.

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However, it’s possible that that isn’t the route they take with this, as this is set to be a continuation, not a reboot. The outlet compares this approach with what Jurassic World did with Jurassic Park. They will further the mythology, building on the work of the previous trilogy, and go off in a whole new direction in the modern sci-fi world. One interesting rumor is that this movie won’t necessarily be a buddy film, but an ensemble piece, so that immediately throws my musings out the window, if true.

Set to direct this movie is Fate of the Furious helmer F. Gary Gray, with a script from Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.

What do you think of Tessa Thompson joining the new Men in Black film? Sound off down below!

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Joseph Jammer Medina is an author, podcaster, and editor-in-chief of LRM. A graduate of Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Television, Jammer's always had a craving for stories. From movies, television, and web content to books, anime, and manga, he's always been something of a story junkie.