We reported earlier this month that Sony Pictures is fast-tracking a Men in Black spinoff movie with F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious) set to direct. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not be returning for the project; and with a May 17th, 2019 release date, the studio needs to find its new stars ASAP. It turns out, a top contender for a lead role has some prior experience dealing with aliens in the Marvel Cinematic Universe!
Variety reports that Chris Hemsworth is in early talks to star in the upcoming film. As Thor, Hemsworth has met his fair share of creatures. In addition to the PG-13 blockbuster action that Hemsworth is used to performing, Men in Black is known for its extraterrestrial-themed action comedy. Fortunately, he has experience with delivering laughs as well. Hemsworth last tickled America’s funny bone in Ghostbusters (2016) and Thor: Ragnarok.
Following the tremendous success of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, Sony has been greenlighting films based on its popular properties in rapid succession. Since the new year, they’ve announced a sequel to Jumanji, a sequel to Goosebumps, and the Men in Black spinoff film.
Stay tuned to Horror News Network for casting news on the upcoming Men in Black film as soon as it breaks!