Is Will Smith in Men in Black: International? The first film - Men in Black - arrived in 1997 and impressed audiences with its entertaining and comedic approach to the science-fiction genre. In the lead roles, we had Tommy Lee Jones (No Country For Old Men) and, of course, Will Smith. What a pairing.
The actors played partners; agents of a secret organisation who help protect the world from extraterrestrial threat. It was a huge hit with both critics and audiences, resulting in a second instalment - Men in Black II - in 2002 and then Men in Black 3 a decade later.
Smith starred in all three efforts, but will he be present in International?
Who's in it?
The film is directed by F. Gary Gray, who previously helmed the nineties comedy gem Friday starring Ice Cube, along with other projects such as The Italian Job - the 2003 remake, obviously - The Negotiator and more recently the smash-hit N.W.A biopic, Straight Outta Compton.
Shifting things around a little, this spin-off recasts the leads, much to the joy of the actors' adoring fanbases.
We have Chris Hemsworth (Bad Time at the El Royale) and Tessa Thompson (Sorry To Bother You) playing Agent H and Agent M respectively. The pair shared great chemistry in Taika Waititi's Thor: Ragnarok (Thor and Valkyrie) and ever since there has been an overwhelming desire to see them cast alongside one another again.
Liam Neeson (Taken), Rebecca Ferguson (Life), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick) and Emma Thompson (Love Actually) are also billed to star.
Is Will Smith in Men in Black: International?
Unfortunately, Will Smith isn't confirmed to star in Men in Black: International, and is not listed among the project's cast.
Some fans will find that a little disappointing - after all, there's nobody quite like Will Smith. However, when there's so much talent due to debut in the MIB franchise, the fans are still in good hands.
After the third instalment, many felt that the series needed to embrace change; it clearly has. It looks like an absolute blast and the casting couldn't be better. Although he won't be in it, we suspect Smith is over the moon with how the film looks.
Men In Black: International UK release date
Summer blockbuster season is in full swing and Men in Black: International is set to arrive in UK cinemas on Friday, June 14th, 2019.
If the film proves profitable, we could see Hemsworth and Thompson reprise their roles and become an unbreakable blockbuster duo. Be sure to check it out!
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