Josh Brolin To Star In ‘Men In Black 3?’

Published 5 years ago by , Updated August 22nd, 2013 at 7:10 pm,

There were rumors well over a year ago that Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones were interested in suiting up and doing another Men In Black movie. Then, back in April of this year, it was revealed at the Sony ShoWest presentation that the studio was developing a script for Men In Black 3.

A few months later, it was revealed that a writer had been found to pen the script for MIB3: Etan Cohen. Cohen co-wrote Tropic Thunder as well as King of the Hill and Beavis and Butt-Head (he’s not to be confused with Ethan Coen, one half of the famous Coen brothers). However, there was still no deal put in place officially for Smith and Jones to return, but as stated, they’ve both shown interest. Now we have learned of another actor possiblyo joining the cast, none other than No Country for Old Men star, Josh Brolin.

According to the LA Times Hero Complex, Brolin is being considered for a role in Men In Black 3 that would see him donning the black suit and shades. There’s no word on which role he’ll be playing exactly, but that doesn’t stop the speculative discussion icon razz Josh Brolin To Star In Men In Black 3? . There’s word of a few possibilities of his role: one is that he’d play another agent with a single letter (Jones is K/Kay, Smith is J/Jay) whom Jones’ character would kind of “pass the baton” onto. Another possibility is that he would play Agent K as a younger man (does that mean no Jones this time?). That’s just a couple of possibilities and I’ll let you speculate as to what the rest could be…

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Josh Brolin to “replace” his No Country for Old Men co-star, Tommy Lee Jones?

Whatever his role, if Brolin signs on he’ll have a star-powered shadow hanging over him as Smith is expected to return to reprise his role of Agent J who he played in the first two installments.

There’s also the issue of scheduling that puts a question mark over his involvement. Although two fairly big projects he’s starring in – Jonah Hex and Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps – have already finished shooting, he continues to be a very hard working and busy actor, having already signed up for two more roles in films that could very well shoot in the first part of 2010: the Coen brothers’ remake/new adaptation of True Grit and the Mafia crime-drama, Cartel.

Of course, the Men In Black series, with just two films, has racked up over $1 billion at the worldwide box office (I know! Hard to believe, eh?) and so if the studio really wants Brolin, they may make him an offer he can’t refuse… an offer of A LOT of money, that is.

Casting aside, it appears that even though the studio hasn’t officially greenlit MIB 3 quite yet, a shooting start of sometime in 2010 is being eyed. At least for the moment, it’s being said that Barry Sonnenfield, who helmed the first two, will return to direct the third installment in the popular sci-fi/comedy series.

Would you like to see Brolin star in MIB 3? What role do you think he’s being considered for: a new agent to take over from Jones’ Agent K, playing that character as younger or another role entirely?

As stated, Men In Black 3 may start shooting sometime in 2010. We’ll keep you posted if and when the project gets officially greenlit, and keep you updated on the exact planned shooting and release date.

Source: LA Times Hero Complex

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  1. i personally think that Brolin would be great. They could push back the entire feel of the movie into that ho-key 50′s alien scenarios, and make the movie a lot of fun in the process. i can just see Brolin now wearing Ray Ban’s and a black suit, fighting alien crime! awesome!

  2. I’d love to see MIB 3. I love the first one, was very dissapointed with the second. As long as the series returns to form I’m excited.
    And Brolin should definitely be a third agent. Don’t replace Tommy Lee Jones!

  3. Rest assured, as long as Will Smith says, “Aw hell naw” stupid people will be throwing their money at this movie anyway. I could respect him if he’d do more of Pursuit of Happyness, Seven Pounds, and Ali, and less of Men in Black, Hancock, and Independence Day. But, all in all, not too shabby for a guy from West Philadelphia(born and raised).

  4. I heard a story rumor that Tommy Lee Jones thinks of his past with Will Smith in a scene in Men In Black 3 when he was talking about what it was like when he first signed to become a men in black back when he was young so you never know josh brolin could be the younger him and he has the same ruggard look and hair style as Tommy so i think its a possibilty cause theres also a rumor is that back in the flashback he reunites with a villian that comes back in his real time and also appears in the flashback so this villian could be the main bad guy or woman in the movie rumor say its an actual alien and im talking about what the main aliens look like that you most of time seeon tv on the discovery channel if you know what they look like.

  5. Brolin I thought was one of those actors who was very careful about the roles he took on. Frankly I wouldn’t have pegged him to take interest in joining a franchise like this late in the game especially one with a mixed history.

    I always loved the concept of the original MiB, but thought that it was too formulaic and didn’t take nearly full advantage of it’s concept (Cassablanca with aliens? Dragnet in space? How cool is that?) The first was still genial fun and certainly watchable.

    The second was dull, lifeless and adrift. It never found its footing and the characters never seemed to gel, only striking the single notes they were told to strike and producing pablum as a result. Not very watchable, and not something I would even sit to rewatch for free on satellite.

    If Coen can finally bring the expected level of wit, charm and promise of the concept that originally got me interested in the series, then Brolin would be a fine choice to help pull it off. Maybe finally the third time will be the charm. It would be nice to buck that trend.

  6. Hahaha when I first read this I really got excited thinking Ethan Coen was writing the script for MIB3. Thanks for clearing that up. I’d love to see Brolin in this, but to be honest… I never saw the first two! The most Men In Black I’ve seen is the ride at Universal Studios, so I guess this means I gotta catch up with the first two films. I’ve been meaning to see them anyway.

  7. TB–the first MIB film is a fantastic, fun film that should be in the collection of any movie buff. The 2nd one is comparable in quality to Ghostbusters 2……

  8. josh brolin will replace rip torn. that sounds logical to me