An entirely new and different ?Men in Black? (MIB) trilogy is coming our way and it?s not what you think it is. Apparently, the producers of the MIB franchise have decided to take it to another level and feature a female in the mix. The new ?Men in Black? film will have a female agent in a leading role so it will definitely be a big leap for the franchise.
In a recent interview with BBC, franchise producers Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes announced what could be the most important decision in their future MIB trilogy. Although the idea of a woman in the main team of MIB wasn?t exactly an original idea, indicating that the story was briefly taken into consideration during the first movie (the female Agent L). But nevertheless, it will still be another movie to look forward.
?There will be a prominent woman in black in the fourth [film],? MacDonald told Newsbeat. It was also reported that Will Smith will not return to the movie franchise but Parkes quickly commented on the report, saying, ?Never count Will out.?
Agent L to return as lead actress?
Will Smith’s Agent J pairing with Linda Fiorentino’s Agent L during the first movie was a bit too short. There have been rumors that Smith might make a return to the fourth franchise but only in a cameo appearance. So maybe they’re hinting that when Agent J returns to MIB, it will be to welcome the new lead MIB role to Agent L.
Production already starting?
?We are quite early on in it,? Parkes added. ?We sort of looked at the first three in retrospect as a bit of trilogy.? The first ?Men in Black? movie was released in 1997 and features Tommy Lee Jones (Agent K) and Will Smith (Agent J). Their mission was to control the actions of aliens living secretly on earth, which also causes chaos once in a while.
?We tried to tell a story about those two characters and that relationship,? Parkes said. ?It sounds silly because it?s a fun, science fiction comedy but when you work on these things you sort of try to find some thematic basis underneath it.?
But in this day and age, unique ideas might be the key to a successful run. ?Now we are looking at a reinvention,? he added. ?But it?s a wonderful world to get back into.? The new ?Men in Black 4? is currently in development and has still no exact release date.
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