Emma Thompson's Men in Black return

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 25 July 2018
Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson

Emma Thompson is set to reprise her role as Agent O in the forthcoming 'Men in Black' spin-off movie

Emma Thompson is to star in a 'Men in Black' spin-off.

The 'Nanny McPhee' actress will reprise her role as Agent O - who she played in 2012 movie 'Men in Black 3' - in the forthcoming film, which will also feature 'Thor: Ragnarok' co-stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, plot and character details are largely being kept under wraps, but it is known that Thompson will reprise her role as the head of MIB.

Hemsworth and Tessa look set to play a new generation of agents protecting the planet from aliens and helping to police the otherworldly beings that live on Earth in disguise.

Several other stars have also been attached to the motion picture; including Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and street-dancing duo Les Twins, who are known as Laurent Nicolas Bourgeois and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois.

'Fate of the Furious' filmmaker F. Gary Gray will direct the motion picture and Matt Holloway and Art Macum have written a script for the spin-off movie.

Steven Spielberg will return to the franchise as the executive producer with Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers for the film, which has a release date of May 2019.

The original 'Men in Black' trilogy began in 1997 with Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith starring as unofficial government agents K and J who investigated a series of unregistered alien encounters.

The first movie, which was helmed by Barry Sonnenfeld, was an international success, earning $589 million at the global box office and spawning sequels in 2002 and in 2012.

Men in Black: International

  • 2 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • Directed by: F. Gary Gray
  • Cast: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Les Twins, Emma Thompson, Liam Neeson

Molly (T. Thompson) is a wannabe MIB agent who’s given a chance by Agent O (E. Thompson) and teamed up with golden boy Agent H (Hemsworth). It’s not so much that it’s bad, more that the franchise wasn’t much to begin with: here, a CGI-heavy story relies far too much on Hemsworth’s insouciant charm. A high-budget non-event.

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