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News of a forthcoming reboot for Men in Black came as a great surprise for fans of the original 1997 film - which remains a favourite sci-fi comedy flick for many. Sure, by the time we got to the third film of the franchise we were slightly over it, but the first one - and, perhaps the second - is absolute gold.
Details on the plot have been fairly thin on the ground until now, but Omega Underground has revealed that the film will focus on the London branch of the team, with Thompson playing Em, a rookie being trained up by seasoned star Agent H, who is played by Hemsworth - so no revival of Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones' agents K and J just yet, it seems.
The two apparently will find themselves involved in a puzzling murder mystery, which sees them travelling the globe in order to crack it.
Veteran stunt coordinator Wade Eastwood will make a return to the Men in Black franchise, having worked on the third movie - along with other favourites like Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation, Mission: Impossible - Fallout, Jack Reacher 2, Edge of Tomorrow and Salt.
Hemsworth recently revealed a little more about what we can expect, explaining that they had some 'big shoes to fill' with the project.
The Aussie actor told Variety: "We're developing the script now. We're basically trying to put a lot of humor in to 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."
The reboot will be directed by Fate of the Furious filmmaker F. Gary Gray and written by the chaps that brought us Iron Man, Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. Steven Speilberg will executive produce, because obviously.
And apparently Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones haven't ruled out returning for a fourth movie in the franchise, either.
Jones told CNN: "It is easy to pick up where we left off. We know what we are doing, we know how to do it. It's just a hell of a lot of fun."
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