Much like aliens hell bent on destroying the Earth in the MiB universe, Men in Black sequels have arrived in theaters at an unpredictable, but ever increasing, pace. Now, five years after MiB 3 made its debut, Sony Pictures is gearing up for a fourth film in the franchise. However, the untitled next chapter is reportedly neither a Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones buddy-space-cop movie nor the rumored 21 Jump Street mash-up that Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum were once rumored to star in. Nor that female-driven MiB sequel written by Broad City’s Paul W. Downs and Lucia Aniello. No, this one will allegedly be a spinoff scripted by Iron Man and Transformers: The Last Knight screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum — one described by Deadline as “a contemporary sci-fi pic about the black-clad secret force that protects earth from the alien scum of the universe, focusing on new characters chasing villains that put the picture on more of a global scale than the two previous films.” Jones and Smith likely won’t return for the film. Deadline reports that the sequel will hit theaters May 17, 2019, hopefully followed immediately by all three of the other sequels mentioned above.
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