Sony’s hard at work on a spinoff for their ’90s sci-fi comedy film series Men in Black, but now it’s looking a little more like a reunion for the stars of Thor: Ragnarok .
It was reported Wednesday that Thor: Ragnarok star Tessa Thompson, who played the hard-drinking Valkyrie that joined Thor on his quest to save the universe in the 2017 Marvel Studios film, is said to be attached to the movie. She’ll play the second lead role opposite Chris Hemsworth, the Lord of Thunder himself, as reported by THR.
The Men in Black reboot, directed by Straight Outta Compton, Friday and Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray, will feature brand new Agents as opposed to series protagonists J and K. Unlike the first three films, which were set in and around New York, the spinoff will be much more global, and more of an ensemble piece. As a result of the global focus, it’ll also reportedly build on the mythology of the previous trilogy.
Sony’s Men in Black spinoff is scheduled for release in theaters on June 14, 2019. Thompson and Hemsworth will be seen again in the upcoming Marvel Studios films Avengers: Infinity War, due April 27, and its currently unnamed sequel, which still has a release date of May 3, 2019.
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