The intergalactic threats to our world are so terrifying that the galaxy defenders known as the Men in Black are recruiting an Avenger to join their ranks.
Sony is currently developing a spin-off of the Men in Black film series with Fast & Furious 8director F Gary Gray, in hopes of branching off the original trilogy that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as secret agents.
The studio’s first choice to lead the new Men in Black is apparently Avengers: Infinity War star Chris Hemsworth, who is in negotiations to join the project (via The Hollywood Reporter).
The news outlet is reporting that the new film will be set in London with a diverse cast, including a black woman and an elderly man in other leading roles. No official casting has been announced yet.
This project comes along at a fortuitous time for Chris Hemsworth, since the release of Avengers 4 next year will complete his multi-film contract to play Thor in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
Last month, Hemsworth indicated that he was approaching the fourth Avengers movie as his final appearance as the Asgardian god of thunder… at least for now.
F. Gary Gray, who directed last year’s Fate of the Furious, is due to helm the movie, which has a script by Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. The film is slated for release on June 14, 2019
Akin to how Jurassic World revived the Jurassic Park movie series, Sony’s reboot is to feature new characters rather than Agents K and J, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, respectively, and build on the contemporary sci-fi world in which they operated.
Sources say that Sony is hoping to round out a diverse ensemble cast and may be potentially eying the leads to be white male, a female of color, and an older man. The story will be a global adventure.