Sony has well and truly began their work on their newest project, a Men in Black spinoff by pegging Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, the men behind Iron Man, to write the script. They have also announced that certified hitmaker Stephen Spielberg will serve as an executive producer, a job he would know pretty well considering it was the position that he held for the original trilogy.
Men in Black was released back in 1997 and earned a whopping $589 million at the global box office and earning three Academy Award nominations, even winning the award for Best Makeup. Its subsequent films did well also: Men in Black 2 raked in $441.8 million and Men In Black 3 earned $624 million, making it the highest grossing film of the trilogy. The entire franchise has earned the company more than $1.5 billion around the world.
As was revealed during the infamous 2014 Sony hack, the company has strongly considered the idea of a crossover between Men in Black and 21 Jump Street, but there is currently no confirmation regarding whether or not it is still a viable thing that they are trying to do and 21 Jump Street star Jonah Hill did say back in 2016 that the odds were unlikely.
The spinoff would not focus on Agents K and J that we know and love dearly, but would instead surround the adventures of completely new characters. It is not currently known whether or not they will make appearances in the film.
Even though they’ve only officially announced the film, Sony’s already prepping for its release, giving it a premiere date of May 17, 2019, the same expected release date of Lionsgate’s John Wick: Chapter 3.
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