The galactic franchise ‘Men in Black’, headed up by now by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, will be expanded with a spinoff on that universe that will arrive in theaters on May 17, 2019, reported this Friday, September 29, 2017, the specialized blog Deadline.
“The studio also is moving on multiple fronts with its Spider-Man universe, working simultaneously on a Phil Lord & Christopher Miller-scripted animated film for Christmas 2018, as well as the Ruben Fleischer-directed Tom Hardy-Michelle Williams starrer Venom to be released October 5, 2018, and Silver & Black, with Gina Prince-Bythewood directing the two female superheroes in the Spidey universe for February 8, 2019. There is also the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with Jon Watts directing Tom Holland and the Zendaya-led ensemble. That will be released July 5, 2019,” the Deadline reported.
The film, which for now has no assigned director or actors, has a script by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the writers of ‘Iron Man’ and ‘Transformers: The Last Knight’. Smith and Jones, who incarnated in the saga to agents J and K, Earth protectors of the trash of the universe, as the slogan of the original film said, will not reappear in this delivery.
However, the tape will work in the same context as the previous works, all directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and will investigate the origin of a police force specializing in protecting the Earth from extraterrestrial threats.
The objective that has been proposed by the Sony Pictures studio is to relaunch the saga in the style of what happened with ‘Jurassic Park’ and expand its universe of characters.
For this, will have the approval of Steven Spielberg as executive producer. Walter F. Parkes, the producer of this new continuation, confirmed the news of the portal and said that the script was written by Holloway and Marcum “is faithful to the essence of the saga and takes the franchise to new places”.
The first installment was released in 1997 and the second in 2002. The third part of 2012 included time travel to investigate why the distant being of Agent K (the character of Tommy Lee Jones), a plot twist which included the presence of Josh Brolin to play that character in his youth.
The original Men of Black film in released 1997, which is loosely based on a Marvel comic, managed to raise $ 589 million at the box office worldwide; its second delivery released in 2002 reached $ 441 million while MIB 3 in 2012 reached $ 642 million at the global level.
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