Even though we won’t be getting the once promised Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover film, Sony is still developing a spin-off of the Men in Black franchise. The idea would be to bring back the original idea of government agents processing extraterrestrial immigrants, except this time we wouldn’t have Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, which is basically like eating melted ice cream.
Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have been hired to write the script for this reboot, and now we are hearing that F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton) is in talks to direct the film.
The plan is to release this movie in the summer of 2019, so they are trying to speed things up. According to a report from Variety, Sony will not attempt to replace Smith and Jones with similar characters.
“Sources tell Variety that the new leads will not be different versions of Smith’s Agent J and Jones’ Agent K, but rather completely new characters, with one of them likely to be a woman. Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing, with Steven Spielberg executive producing. David Beaubaire is overseeing the pic for Sony.”
Sounds…interesting. I mean, it seemed to work for Jumanji, so maybe it’ll work for Men in Black as well. I just can’t imagine a Men in Black film without Will Smith, but I am willing to give it a chance.