Sounds like Chris Hemsworth might have another franchise to bring some consistency once his tenure as Thor is finished.
Chris will become one of the newest letter-based agents in Sony’s revival of “Men in Black.” F. Gary Gray (“Fate of the Furious”) will direct this soft-reboot being written by the original “Ironman” duo Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. Sony looks to be taking a “Jurassic World” approach and acknowledging the previous trilogy, while not being beholden to its storyline or characters. There are also two roles yet to fill, a ‘black woman’ and ‘older man.’
The original film debuted in 1997 and was a large success for Sony and lead actor Will Smith. Two more movies and a cartoon show were spun off of the film’s interpretation of the original comic book series.
Fun fact: the original publisher, Aircel, was bought out by Malibu, who in turn was bought out by Marvel – now a Disney owned company itself. This is all to say that in some strange way, Chris Hemsworth will still be attached to a Marvel property. All hail The All-Powerful Disney corporation.
Here’s hoping Chris surprises everyone and writes and performs a theme song for it as well. The yet untitled “Men in Black” reboot is slated for a June 14th release next year.