Men in Black International is a spinoff of the original Men in Black series, which famously starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Although neither Smith nor Jones make an appearance in this trailer, Men in Black International does carry through some of the classic comedy stylings fans will appreciate. If we’re being honest, the only thing better than Smith and Jones getting into hijinks with aliens is Hemsworth and Thompson getting into hijinks with aliens.
Men in Black International follows Hemsworth’s Agent H and Thompson’s Agent M as they head to London, a departure from the first films, which famously took place in New York City (although Men in Black III took place in Cape Canaveral, Florida). Changing the setting to London does give the franchise a fresh new feel, and it also helps distance Men in Black International from the reported Men in Black / 21 Jump Street franchise crossover that Sony is apparently working on.
Remakes don’t normally do it for me, but this cast is loaded.
With fresh faces and new technology, MIB International has a chance to put MIB back on the map.
5 million views in the first day, they seem to be doing something right: