For the upcoming Men In Black: International, which introduces international branches of the secret organization that monitors and, if necessary, protects humanity from alien threats, the movie’s villain doesn’t come from the stars, but rather from within the organization itself.
With the franchise built upon the comedic relationship between the wisecracking Agent J and the nonsensical veteran Agent K, portrayed by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, respectively, the cast and crew rose to the challenge of expanding the Men in Black mythology with a new storyline, new actors and a new interpretation of the kind of threats the MIB deal with.
“I think the biggest difference [in this story] is that this time the enemy is within," said producer Walter F. Parkes in an interview with Entertainment Weekly. “MIB has been compromised from the inside, which leads them on a globe-trotting adventure to discover the true nature of the threat.”
The film will center around Molly, portrayed by Thor: Ragnarok’s Tessa Thompson, who knows about and seeks out the Men in Black organization, where she implores Agent O, Emma Thompson returning to reprise her role from Men in Black III, to recruit her. Wanting to test her potential, O sends the new Agent M to London where she reunites with Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, who portrays the former legend Agent H who has fallen on hard times.
Agent H and Agent M will have to join forces to smoke out a mole in the wake of powerful alien emissary being assassinated under H's watch. Of course, everything is connected, and the search will take the agents across the globe, where they will encounter a slew of new and possibly familiar faces.
Directed by F. Gary Gray, Men in Black: International stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois, with Emma Thompson and Liam Neeson. The film opens on June 14.