It’s now more than 20 years since the first movie in the Men in Black series hit theaters, and the inevitable reboot is currently in production. It reunites Thor: Ragnatrok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who take over from Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as the alien hunting agents, and the first behind-the-scenes image has been released.
The picture was posted on Instagram by Hemsworth, and shows him and Thompson on set, wearing the distinctive Men in Black suits. The movie doesn’t arrive until June 2019, so it might be a while before we get to a trailer. So in the meantime, check the image out below:
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The new Men in Black movie is not a remake but will take a place in the same universe as the earlier films. It’s directed by F. Gary Gray, who helmed last year’s blockbuster The Fate of the Furious, as well as the hip-hop biopic Straight Outta Compton. The cast also includes Kumail Nanjiani (Silicon Valley), Rafe Spall (Prometheus), and Emma Thompson, who will reprise her role as Agent O from 2012’s Men in Black 3.
Back in 2016, it was rumored that Sony was looking to reboot Men in Black as a crossover movie with its other comedy franchise, the Jump Street movies. There has been little news about this project since, although Deadline did state earlier this year that it remains in development at the studio.
All three original Men in Black movies were big box-office hits. Although the third movie was not as well received critically as the first two, it still made $624 million at the worldwide box office. In total, the whole series has made more than $1.6 billion.