So, Men in Black is officially a trilogy. The first film came out in 1997 and the sequel came out in 2002. Jump to ten years later and you have the third installment called Men in Black 3 (not III). They are fun films, so it is fine that this happened. What is not cool is that actors signed onto this film before there was even a script. The film might turn out to be great, but that fact leaves me skeptical. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back as Agents J and K. Joining them are Rip Torn, Emma Thompson, Jermaine Clement, and Bill Hader. I think the most entertaining thing about the films are all the aliens they come up with.
“In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind. The film is directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. The screenplay is written by Etan Cohen, based on the Malibu Comic by Lowell Cunningham. The producers are Walter F. Parkes and Laurie MacDonald, and the executive producers are Steven Spielberg and G. Mac Brown.”
Men in Black 3 is in theatres May 25, 2012.