The end of 2018 came with a promising glimpse of the upcoming Men in Black International, a half-sequel, half-reboot of the comic book franchise that started over 21 years ago. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones made the series memorable, even if the sequels never quite measured up to the original. Now it’s Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson throwing on the suits and shades, and with them will be coming some new aliens and locales mixed with the action and comedy fans have come to expect.
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The Men In Black spin-off cast continues to grow. The film, which will essentially reboot the sci-fi comedy series, has just added The Big Sick‘s Kumail Nanjiani and Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom‘s Rafe Spall. Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson star.
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The Hasbro Cinematic Universe has new life.
A new report says F. Gary Gray, the filmmaker behind last year’s billion dollar grosser The Fate of the Furious, has signed on to direct a M.A.S.K. movie based on the action figure toyline from the 1980s. But isn’t Gray also directing the new Men in Black film? Keep reading to learn which movie will go before cameras first.
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After teaming up to take down Hela as Thor and Valkyrie in last fall’s Thor: Ragnarok, superhero stars Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson will reunite to save the Earth from the scum of the universe.
The Men in Black reboot in the works at Sony Pictures already had Thor franchise star Chris Hemsworth on board to lead the new installment of the sci-fi comic book franchise, and now Tessa Thompson (Creed) has been recruited to star alongside him. Read More »
Chris Hemsworth, known for his abs and surprisingly great comic timing, might be joining the Men in Black reboot. The Thor star is in early negotiations to join the new take on the 1997 sci-fi comedy, with F. Gary Gray in talks to direct.
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Remember when there were discussions of a possible franchise mash-up that would have seen Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reprise their characters from 21 Jump Street in a Men in Black sequel? Well, Sony Pictures and Amblin Entertainmet want you to neuralize that awesome idea out of your head in favor of a more traditional, box office friendly rehash of the Men in Black franchise.
Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray is currently in talks to direct a new Men in Black movie that is being called a “spinoff grounded in the original premise” of the film that followed a secret organization tasked with policing extra-terrestrial life and keeping Earth safe from the scum of the universe. But when you hear how the project is described, it sounds more like a straightforward reboot. Read More »
In today’s edition of Sequel Bits:
- Charlize Theron discusses Mad Max and another Fast and Furious film.
- Director F. Gray Gray comments on Michelle Rodriguez‘s recent statement on the Furious franchise.
- A new poster for the next Saw film, Jigsaw.
- Photos from the last day of the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom shoot.
- And more!
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The director’s cut of The Fate of the Furious is 13 minutes longer. This franchise has a more-is-more attitude, which generally works in its favor, so even more of Dom and the family probably sounds all right for fans of the series. Director F. Gary Gray says his cut has more action and humor, but also punches up some of the characters and provides some breathing room.
Below, the Straight Outta Compton director discusses The Fate of the Furious director’s cut.
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The fate of the Fast and Furious franchise is uncertain. While the once-scrappy street car racing films have turned into globe-trotting action movie phenomenons that rake in billions at the box office, the series may be facing some changes behind the scenes.
Director F. Gary Gray, who took the wheel for Fate of the Furious after Justin Lin and James Wan had ushered the series into blockbuster territory, has expressed reservations about returning to the franchise. This arrives on top of Michelle Rodriguez threatening to leave the series over the treatment of its female characters, casting a shadow over the films — even as stars Vin Diesel and Dwayne Johnson supposedly put aside their “candy ass” feud. But there’s one silver lining: Gray is not opposed to finally taking Fast and Furious to outer space.
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Yesterday brought the shocking news that directing duo Phil Lord & Chris Miller had been let go from the Star Wars spin-off focusing on a young Han Solo played by Alden Ehrenreich.
At first, only creative differences were cited, but since then we’ve heard more specific details about why the acclaimed and respecting directing team were removed from the project with three weeks of principal photography left on the schedule. The reasoning for a parting of the ways is said to be a clash in filmmaking style. The fast and loose, improvisational approach that Lord & Miller have compared to the more calculated and structured style that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy and screenwriter/executive producer Lawrence Kasdan never really met in the middle, and disagreements finally came to a head.
Now Lucasfilm has to find a new director quickly as the studio hopes to be back in production by July 10 (or so we’ve heard), and while Ron Howard is said to be the frontrunner, with names like Joe Johnston and Lawrence Kasdan himself also in consideration, we have a list of filmmakers that we’d like to see finish the Han Solo movie instead.
Check out our own Han Solo director replacement candidates after the jump. Read More »