Sony has been scrambling as of late, trying to milk their properties dry, while doing so in a manner that makes them cash and pleases audiences. I was beyond surprised when I watched Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, only to find out that they’ve made their best Spider-Man film yet.
Maybe lightening will strike again for their MiB franchise, which was closed off with a trilogy, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
Now, they are “rebooting” or “side-sequeling” the franchise, with a new director (F. Gary Gray) and new leads (Tessa Thompson & Chris Hemsworth).
Honestly, bringing Thompson and Hemsworth back together again after Thor: Ragnarok is genius, because the two have demonstrated excellent chemistry that needs to be mined for more gold.
Also, setting the story abroad is definitely going to help with the overseas market, not to mention bringing in Liam Neeson as the overseer = printing money, I’m sure of it.
This first trailer for Men in Black: International is admittedly fun, but it does feel slightly off, without Smith or Jones.
Maybe they’ll be introduced at the end, in an Avengers initiative-like manner?
Who knows? Who cares?