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Liam Neeson 'In Talks' To Appear In 'Men In Black' Reboot With Chris Hemsworth

Liam Neeson 'In Talks' To Appear In 'Men In Black' Reboot With Chris Hemsworth

Showing his 'very particular set of skills' to aliens, perhaps?

Tom Wood

Tom Wood

Good news everybody - Liam Neeson is apparently in talks to star alongside Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in the reboot of Men In Black, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

Well, it's not so much of a reboot as a spin-off - Thompson and Hemsworth won't be playing the same characters as Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones (for obvious reasons) but they do exist in the same cinematic 'universe'.

While the pairing of Hemsworth and Thompson - who starred alongside each other in Thor: Ragnarok - will be the main alien crime-fighting duo, Neeson will reportedly pick up the role of the head of the Men in Black organisation.

At the minute, so few details have been released about it that we could yet see Jones and Smith reprise their roles as K and J - anything is possible so far.

What we do know though (or, at least, what has been revealed by Omega Underground) is that the new film will focus on the London branch of the MIB team with Thompson playing Em, who is being trained to be a full agent by Agent H, who will be played by Hemsworth.

Naturally, there will be a mystery to solve and they'll travel the world to get to the bottom of it. Basically, it's likely to follow the formula of sci-fi comedy fun set down in the first two MIB films (not so much the third - frankly, the less said about that the better).


Hemsworth recently told Variety: "We're developing the script now. We're basically trying to put a lot of humour into it like the previous ones.

"These are obviously some big, big shoes to fill, so we're working our butts off on it to make something pretty epic and fun. They're trying to change up the locations, make it feel unique and different to the last ones as well.

"So, I think you might even see some different countries, maybe. Some different cities than you've seen in the previous Men in Black movies."

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Whatever the plot, or Neeson's role, it's going to be directed by F. Gary Gray, who brought us The Fate of the Furious and as such seems to know his way around a big budget blockbuster.

Oh, and a guy you may have heard of called Steven Spielberg is going to be an executive producer.

It's down to be released on 14 June 2019, so you'll have to wait until then to find out exactly what they're about.

If you want a Liam Neeson fix before then, his latest movie Widows, directed by Steve McQueen, is out on 16 November.

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Topics: Chris Hemsworth, TV and Film, US Entertainment, Will Smith, London