Men in Black: International released on 14th June and the new duo of agents played by Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have put a new spin on the franchise as instead of being limited to the U.S. like in the original trilogy, it shows the operations of the secret alien-fighting organization across the world. Here are some interesting facts about MIB International:
The sequel was originally a crossover
A Men in Black film had been in the works for a few years. There were rumors that the film would be a crossover with the 21 Jump Street franchise which stars Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill, but that idea was scrapped and MIB International was made.
It’s the first Men in Black film with a different director
All the three MIB films – Men in Black from 1997, Men in Black II from 2002, and Men in Black 3 from 2012 – were all directed by Barry Sonnenfeld. MIB International is the first film in the franchise not to be directed by him and the director for the new film was F. Gary Gray who’s known for directing films like The Italian Job, Straight Outta Compton, and The Fate of the Furious.
Tessa Thompson plays the first lead Woman in Black
The original Men in Black films had the lead agent duo played by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. While there were seen to be female agents in the organization such as Emma Thompson who played Agent O in the 2012 Men in Black 3, Tessa Thompson is the first actor to portray a lead role as a female agent of the Men in Black organization with MIB International.
Men in Black: International is currently in theaters, so if you haven’t seen it yet, be sure to grab tickets to watch it on the big screen.