Updated: September 30, 2017 11:29 am
‘Men in Black’ spin-off will hit the theatres on May 17, 2019. According to the sources, ‘Iron Man’ scribes Matt Holloway and Art Marcum will pen the script. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones will not reprise their roles in the film, which is meant to launch a new franchise with fresh talent involved, the report further reads, Deadline reported. Sony had originally planned to combine the ‘Men and Black’ and ’21 Jump Street’ franchises, but have since shelved that idea.
Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are producing with Steven Spielberg executive producing. David Beaubaire is overseeing the project for Sony.
The original movie followed Smith and Jones, who played agents of a secret organisation known as the Men in Black and protected Earth from intergalactic bad guys.
The first film was big success and produced two more sequels. The three films hauled a cumulative USD 1.7 billion worldwide.
“The studio also is moving on multiple fronts with its Spider-Man universe, working simultaneously on a Phil Lord & Christopher Miller-scripted animated film for Christmas 2018, as well as the Ruben Fleischer-directed Tom Hardy-Michelle Williams starrer Venom to be released October 5, 2018, and Silver & Black, with Gina Prince-Bythewood directing the two female superheroes in the Spidey universe for February 8, 2019. There is also the sequel to Spider-Man: Homecoming, with Jon Watts directing Tom Holland and the Zendaya-led ensemble. That will be released July 5, 2019,” the Deadline reported.