Men in Black Producers Planning a New Trilogy Without Will Smith

Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 2:50PM
Thursday, 24 September 2015 - 2:50PM
Men in Black Producers Planning a New Trilogy Without Will Smith
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Never content to let sleeping dogs lie, Hollywood is reviving the Men in Black franchise, albeit without one of the two main draws. According to MIB producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, the memory-wiping alien hunters will be back in a new trilogy that- predictably, but sadly- won't include star Will Smith.

In a new interview with THR, when asked if the series would be resurrected under the new Sony regime, Parkes said, "We're in the middle of it. It's very active." Men in Black 3 was relatively successful, so we expected that there would probably be more installments in the works, but this is more definitive than we would have anticipated. 

The producers also clarified that Smith would "most likely" not be a part of the project, and that the series would be "reinvented as a trilogy." There were three movies in the original series, so this doesn't really make any sense, but it does seem to mean that this will be a reboot rather than a continuation.

We can only hope that Tommy Lee Jones will be back, as it's almost impossible to imagine MIB without either of the original stars, but we're guessing it will be an all-new cast. If anyone is going to return, it will likely be Josh Brolin, whose performance as a young Jones in MIB3 was pitch-perfect and well-received by critics and fans alike. Either way, it looks like we haven't seen the last of the Men in Black.
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