New ‘Men in Black 3′ Plot Details Emerge

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Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones won’t be back in black until Summer 2012, but JoBlo has already gotten an early look at the plot of their new 3D reunion, Men in Black 3.

Since the news broke that Jemaine Clement will play the baddie in the film, we’ve known that Men in Black 3 would involve a time travel plot of sorts.  It now seems that Yaz (Clement) will be the sole villain in the flick and is described as being “a nightmarish biker who looks like Dennis Hopper and Satan [who is] not meant to be particularly funny.” Why exactly the nerdy comedian was cast in the role and not someone like Mickey Rourke (Iron Man 2) or Danny Trejo (Machete), I don’t understand.

Yaz apparently travels back to the year 1969 in the hopes of killing the younger version of Jones’ character, Agent Kay (most likely to be played by Josh Brolin), thus setting off a series of events that result in the destruction of Earth.  The explanation for how and why this would work is apparently pretty muddled at this point in the script’s development, but I suppose that’s not of the utmost importance yet.

Agent Jay (Smith) follows the evil “biker villain” back in time on his own so as to do something that Smith has never had to do in a film before – save the world. ;-).  A stereotypical time travel adventure ensues, complete with cliché jokes that result from the cultural clash between the modern-day Jay and the members of the Flower Power generation.

Will Smith New Men in Black 3 Plot Details Emerge

Like the previous installments of the sci-fi franchise, Men in Black 3 will expose several famous names and faces as being aliens in disguise – this time they will all be celebrities from the 60s, including Beatles lady Yoko Ono, musician Jimi Hendrix, Fidel Castro, NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and even avant-garde artist Andy Warhol.

Hopefully, their cameos will be funnier than Michael Jackson’s was in Men in Black 2 (see below).  I guess making a joke about the King of Pop being an alien was so easy that the screenwriters didn’t feel the need to put much effort into it.

Michael Jackson in Men In Black 2 New Men in Black 3 Plot Details Emerge

The plot of the third Men in Black flick sounds pretty lame to me, based off this description.  That’s not to say the final product won’t be entertaining – especially since David Koepp is rewriting the script - but consider me indifferent towards this less-than-necessary sequel for now.

What do you think?  Does the time travel plot have potential?  Any thoughts on how it could work better?  Let us know in the comments section below.

Men in Black 3 hits regular and 3D theaters in the U.S. on May 25th, 2012.

Source: JoBlo (via Cinematical)

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  1. Koepp will write the wrongs of the script im sure of that

    • do you mean RIGHT the wrongs???

  2. Men In Black 2 was garbage and can we please stop with all the 3-D? This next movie sounds like just another way to milk a franchise based on the strength of the first film, which was enjoyable. Part 3??? Damn studio executives….

    • I second that motion and DOUBLE damn!

      • You are right on Alex. Hollywood is run these days by uncreative accountants whose only goal is the Almighty Dollar. In 1937 Warner Brothers made a film called “Stand-In” starring Leslie Howard and Humphrey Bogart. It was a satirical comedy but mirrored today’s Hollywood quite well in that showed what happens to creativity when all that studio heads can consider is squeezing that extra buck out of the moviegoing public. I lived through the Golden Days of Hollywood and they were wonderful. They are completely gone now and shall never return. If there were ever a reason to live in the past, wanting to see and love good films is it.

  3. 2 was garbage for real but so far I like what i’m reading about this 3rd film.

    • I’m not surprised you like what you’ve read about the 3rd film, it’s standard hollywood recycling. Go back in time to stop a villain and save the world from intense altering or even destruction? Hmmmm…Back to the Future, Terminator 1, 2, and 3, Twelve Monkeys and that’s just off the top of my head. The problem is that there really is no reason to make this movie other than $$$ that can be made for the studio. There’s no demand for it, which is why there’s no need for them to come up with an original or interesting story. A biker villain?! Seriously??

  4. I agree that Jermaine is not the evil biker type (loved Flight of the Concords), so I’m confused on casting. I hope this is not just full of “let’s poke fun of the hippies,” because the 60′s with all of it’s hate mongering and anti-war protesting was so comical right. (heavy sarcasm)

    This is an unnecessary movie to begin with, but with the right script? Who knows.

    Silly me, wasn’t sure that was the real Michael Jackson-thought it was a CGI.

    Lol-my captcha words are ‘rousing but’ (Yeah, I laugh at doodie-sounding words too)

  5. OK time travel?really? cant think of anything original, bad plot , crappy villain oh yea 1 villain yea OK? THIS WILL SUCK!!

  6. again ..this movie will suck!!!LOL

  7. Men in Black was hardly a masterpiece, but it had a charm that made it enjoyable. Men in Black 2 was really bad (well, I think the term “forgettable” springs to mind).

    I’m seeing no real reason for this beyond the cash grab.

  8. Why not just call it Men In Black 3D? Or M3DB? LOL. I am actually wanting to see this!!!

  9. Yeah,the plot seems stupid to me…..

  10. I actually like the Men In Black series.

    The only question I have Is, Will Tommy Lee Jones even have a part in the movie if its in the past??

    • @ Rabbit93

      The rumor is that Tommy Lee Jones will appear in the beginning and end of the film – in other words, he and Smith will probably appear together on-screen for a pretty short amount of time.

      Of course, the dynamic between those two was something I enjoyed very much in the first MIB so that’s not exactly encouraging news, IMO.

  11. Im giving this movie a chance. It can be a good movie like the first if they do it correct. Say getting the people who mad ethe first one so good. Just because it sounds weird on paper doesnt mean it wont turn into a great success.