Men in Black: International
Men in Black: International, stylized as MIB: International in promotional material, is a 2019 American science fiction action comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. It is the fourth installment in the Men in Black film series, serving both as a spin-off and sequel set in the same universe as the previous films; it is the first film in the series to not feature Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones as the main characters. It is loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comic book series of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, and Liam Neeson. Emma Thompson reprises her role from the third film, while Tim Blaney returns to voice Frank the Pug from the first two installments. The film follows the Men in Black taking on its biggest threat: a mole in the agency.
|Men in Black: International|
|Directed by||F. Gary Gray|
|Edited by||Zene Baker |
|Distributed by||Sony Pictures Releasing|
|Box office||$253.9 million|
Talks of a fourth Men in Black film began after the release of Men in Black 3 in 2012. In February 2018, Hemsworth signed on to lead a spin-off while Gray was hired to direct, and Thompson joined the cast the following month. Filming took place in New York City, Morocco, Italy, and London from July to October 2018.
Men in Black: International was theatrically released in the United States on June 14, 2019, by Sony Pictures Releasing, under its Columbia Pictures label. The film was a box office disappointment, and received generally negative reviews, which criticized the "lackluster action and forgettable plot", although the chemistry between Hemsworth and Thompson was praised.