Thor: Ragnarok stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reunite in a fresh photo from Men in Black International. The film is set in the same continuity as the original Men in Black trilogy, but focuses on a new set of characters - namely, MIB agents who work at the London branch.
Long referred to as simply the Men in Black spinoff/reboot, the International title was revealed at Brazil's Comic Con Experience this week. Written by Iron Man duo Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, and directed by F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Furious), Men in Black International features a cast that includes Kumail Nanjiani, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, and Emma Thompson back in her role as Agent O from Men in Black 3. Hemsworth confirmed that production has wrapped back in October, well ahead of the film's June 2019 release date.
While everyone was busy this morning watching the Avengers: Endgame trailer (aka. the trailer for Hemsworth's other big 2019 movie), Hemsworth took a moment to promote his MIB spinoff by posting a photo to Instagram. In the accompanying caption, the actor said "this shot was taken in between set ups when Tessa and I noticed some criminal activity on the streets of London. We immediately drew our laser guns and took down one of the largest crime syndicates in the city. Happy to say the streets of London are now safe again. You're welcome world". You can check out said photo, below.
As Ragnarok demonstrated, Hemsworth and Thompson not only have good chemistry, but also making for a convincing action-comedy buddy duo onscreen. Hemsworth often carries that sense of humor over to his social media posts - as the message above illustrates - and it should serve him well on the Men in Black franchise. The same goes for Thompson, whose entertaining antics as the often-drunk Valkyrie in Ragnarok definitely left her fans excited to see her take on more action-comedy roles (like her character in International).
The previous three Men in Black movies were all global box office hits powered by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones' crackling chemistry, in combination with the franchise's typically zany take on alien life. Smith and Jones have certainly left some big shoes for Hemsworth and Thompson to fill, but the pair seem up for the task. That goes double for Gray, who's already proven he can deliver everything from entertaining musician biopics (Straight Outta Compton) to high-octane remakes (The Italian Job) and sequels alike. Fingers crossed, then, Men in Black Interntional should deliver the goods.
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- Men in Black International (2019) release date: Jun 14, 2019