Movie Preview: A Marvel Reunion, A Female Lead and a Fresh Twist in the all New Men in Black: International
Two secret agents in classic bespoke suits once again make their appearance in an inter-galactic world where aliens and humans co-exist in the new MIB franchise movie dubbed Men in Black: International with a new twist and cast. Based on the staggering international success the original MIB movies enjoyed, this new offering certainly has some big shoes to fill. The first Men in Black came out in 1997, and went ahead to gross close to $590 million in worldwide box office sales, sparking two more successful sequels in 2002 and 2012 each bagging $440 million and $624 million respectively.
The spinoff movie shifts focus away from original fan favorites Agent J (Will Smith) and Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones), paving way for a new generation of suit-sporting enforcers. Marvel fans are bound to be ecstatic about the reunion of this movie’s headlining duo Chris Hemsworth as Agent H and Tessa Thompson as Agent M after the delightful madness of 2017’s Thor: Ragnarok; where Thompson’s badass Valkyrie fights side by side Hemsworth’s Thor.
After an alien encounter in her childhood, Molly (Agent M) grows up knowing of MIB’s existence -as they fail to wipe out her memories- and becomes desperate to track down and join the organization. When she finally infiltrates their secret world –at their New York Headquarters- she’s recruited to the team and paired up with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) on assignment to London. In this latest adventure, they tackle their biggest threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.
Thompson becomes the first female lead in the Men in Black film franchise. Agent M also gets her own specific double-breasted, two-button suit – a first in MIB. Both trailer releases feature a funny, wise-cracking alien voiced by Kumail Nanjiani who is from a civilization that exists on a Chessboard. The alien seemingly follows both agents around pretty much throughout the entire journey. No doubt fans and critics alike are looking forward to all the action, special effects and classic one-liners we have come to appreciate from MIB Movies.
Men in Black: International hits theatres worldwide June 14.