New Men in Black Trilogy in the Works, But Will Smith May Not Be Involved

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Sony is moving forward with new Men in Black movies, but they may not feature lead actor Will Smith. That's according to producers Walker Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, who talked about the project in a new interview.

Speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Parkes confirmed that the MiB revival is "very active" within Sony right now. "We're in the middle of it," he explained.

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Asked directly if Smith--who played Agent J in all three MiB films--would have a role in it, Parkes replied, "Most likely no." It's unclear, too, if Tommy Lee Jones--who also starred in all three movies so far--will appear in the forthcoming films.

Whatever the case, McDonald added that Sony is planning to revive the series as a trilogy.

It's still early days for the new MiB trilogy, so there are no casting or plot details yet for the film, which also does not have a release date. In 2014, leaked Sony Pictures emails suggested that Sony was working on a MiB/21 Jump Street crossover film. However, neither Parkes nor McDonald made any mention of that in the new interview.

The most recent MiB movie was 2012's MiB 3, which was a box office smash with more than $624 million in global ticket sales. Altogether, the three-movie franchise has generated more than $1.6 billion at the box office.

What would you like to see from the MiB franchise in the future? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Ah, 3 new movies of 3 old movies that sucked and were meant for retarded children.

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I do love these movies, but I dunno how well they'll do without Will Smith as lead.

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Trilogy in works? They already have 3 movies.

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Cash cows... always running dry...

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The movies were good, but without Smith they can only be better.

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@Chernnunos: Really? He did really well in I Am Legend, which also did well at the box office...

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Considering how much money the third movie made, another movie was never that alien a proposition. Will Smith added a lot to the movies, so it will be a shame if he's not in the next movies.

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I undestand the relation of this article with videogames!! Sony Pictures = Sony = PlayStation! So obvious!! Maybe its a exclusive!

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please have Tommy Lee Jones in it.

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@WautraetsM: the Gamespot you used to know is dead. Adapt or be destroyed.

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Question?

What the **** does this have to do with VIDEO GAMES?

,.............................Sorry I HAD to say it. :)

But seriously This is GAMESPOT. Make some articles about VIDEO GAMES. Even if its shit we already know about.

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Question

What the **** does this have to do with VIDEO GAMES?

,.............................Sorry I HAD to say it. :)

But seriously This is GAMESPOT. Make some articles about VIDEO GAMES. Even if its shit we already know about.

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First one was great. Second was decent. Third, terrible. Without the duo of Danny Glover and Mel Gibson, it wouldn't be the same. I mean Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith. Without them.

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Love the new changes to the site. Ever since Kevin left and you started posting all kinds of movie-related news that has nothing to do with video games I've been debating whether or not to switch to another site instead of the one I've relied upon for 10+ years. Great work, surely new management.

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@LeviHarris: these kind of comments do make me laugh

By clicking on the link and commenting you're encouraging them to post more so just shooting yourself in the foot

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Its not Men in Black without Will 2K

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Not for me thanks...hated the third one

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Jaden Smith instead.

As an alien.

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I don't think reviving this is a good idea... there are some movies that just doesn't need a new version or a new story... is like trying to do another trilogy of Back to the Future. Just leave them alone and create something new!

By the way, My MiB rank is like this: MiB 1 > MiB 3 > MiB 2

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@Elnath10: I am not liking this either I mean my God do we have to reboot and rehash everything ? Geez

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@itsthexfactor: Yes ... yes we do. And when there is nothing left we will start again

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@crashdelete: Supposedly it's because there are so few good scripts in Hollywood that they have to redo Vacation and Poltergeist, and even Psycho.

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@madglee: seriously they're redoing psycho ??? Smh

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i feel the original cast has run its course..the 3rd movie was terrible

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...I hear a Beetlejuice sequel is also happening.

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@Yomigaeru: Michael Keaton rules, and so does Tim Burton, so could be good. We'll see. Can't possibly be as good as the original.

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@Yomigaeruthat im looking forward to

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Did you ever dance with the devil in the pale moonlight?

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No Will Smith, no tnx.

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WHERE ARE THE NEW MOVIE IDEAS?!?!?!?!

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Men In Black really didn't need to be a trilogy in the first place. It was self contained. MIB2 sucked so hard, I didn't even bother with MIB3.

Will Smith is a washed up, over the hill, hasbeen. I liked the fun, light hearted Will Smith of the 90's. What we have now is this pretentious, egotistical shell of former glory. He's fallen from grace as hard was Jim Carrey and Mike Myers. The last time I liked Smith in a movie was Enemy of the State back in 1998. That's sad.

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@DrunkenPunk800: He did well in Pursuit of Happiness

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@DrunkenPunk800: 3 was actually a big improvement from 2.

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@Sefrix: That's what I've heard, but just not that interested. I MAY give it a chance one day, but I haven't seen the original since the VHS days.

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Sony movies need to go really destroying classics movies will smith need be in it .

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Eddie be like

"I cant write anything. Time to go to IGN and just copy and paste something random from them, because IGNSpot"

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@creepingdeath18: Eddie needs to go back to kotaku where he belongs. He's easily the worst journalist on this site. He's only lasted this long because his click-bait 'articles' draw page hits ...

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Love that series, Will not be the same without Agent J.

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The first one was great, the sequels sucked. Not sure why they'd want to try again with this series?

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Will Smith sucks about as much as Gamespot making these non-gaming articles.

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@edwardnygma: i think Will's a great actor that just plays in shit movies...with my personal exception being MiB 1 and Bad Boys 1

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@camou504: Nah he is pretty terrible.

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