Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson are both suited up on the set of Sony's Men in Black spinoff. The still-untitled film reunites the Thor: Ragnarok co-stars as they become MIB secret agents based in London, Agent H and Agent M. Emma Thompson will reprise her role as Agent O, while Liam Neeson takes on the role of head of the UK branch of the organization. The film will also star Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, and Rafe Spall.
Directed by Straight Outta Compton and Fate of the Furious helmer F Gary Gray, principal photography for the Men in Black spinoff began back in July. Plot specifics regarding the film are still being kept under wraps, but the narrative will see the pair involved in a murder mystery that will send them traveling around the globe.
Posted on Twitter by Jarrett Wieselman, the video features Hemsworth goofing off on the set, recording him and Thompson as they wait on the sidelines to start filming again. The clip, which was originally posted on the actor's Instagram story, reveals their costumes in the upcoming movie. And while there's really nothing surprising about them wearing the standard suit and tie combination, fans are nonetheless happy to see the video. Check it out below:
Yeah, so I’m gonna need Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson to be the leads of every movie going forward. Thanks in advance. pic.twitter.com/ruL0gbi348— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) September 20, 2018
As seen in the clip, Hemsworth ditched his suit jacket, while Thompson is sporting the complete ensemble. One wonders if this is indicative of their characters' personalities, with the former being laid back and goofy, while the latter is a no-nonsense agent who wants work done efficiently. As with every offshoot or revival that involves recasting the leads, fans of the original Men in Black series were understandably frustrated when it was revealed that Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones) and Agent J (Will Smith) wouldn't be starring in this one. Still, it looks like Hemsworth and Thompson may be poised to try and create a similar dynamic.
As the two continue to film in the U.K. for Men in Black, it's unclear if they'll both be brought back to Atlanta for the Avengers 4 reshoots that began earlier this month. Hemsworth is expected to reprise his role as the God of Thunder in the still-untitled Marvel film, and most of his original Avengers pals are already back on set to finish the movie. While Valkyrie has yet to be confirmed to appear, she was previously spotted on the set of a Marvel project (initially believed to be Avengers: Infinity War) in Scotland. Since she didn't make an appearance in Avengers 3, fans are convinced that she'll re-emerge in Avengers 4, hopefully with fan-favorite alien duo Korg and Miek.
Source: Chris Hemsworth (via Jarrett Wieselman)
- Untitled Men in Black Reboot/Spinoff (2019) release date: Jun 14, 2019