New Men In Black Movie Spin-Off Reunites Thor: Ragnarok Co-Stars

Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are back together in the same film.


We may never get the Men in Black and 21 Jump Street crossover movie that was in the works for some time, but that doesn't mean fans of the former are out of luck. A new reboot spin-off of the Men in Black film franchise is in the works, and it'll star two of the leads from Thor: Ragnarok.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Men in Black reboot will star Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, who recently worked together on Thor: Ragnarok (where they played Thor and Valkyrie, respectively). It's being directed by F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious, Straight Outta Compton) and written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, who served as the screenwriters on the original Iron Man. It's set for release on June 14, 2019.

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The report compares this reboot to what happened with Jurassic World. It will build on the existing world from the Men in Black movies starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones but without featuring the actors or their characters.

Specifics on the plot remain unknown, though THR says its sources indicate "the new project is more of an ensemble piece than a two-hander and will be more global in scope." That could mean you can expect other big-name actors to be announced in the future, though there's no official word on that as of yet. We'll report back as we learn more.

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