After the shitload of disorganized chaos associated with the film during its production, Men in Black 3 will be out in theaters in about a month. Basically, producers had come up with the idea of a third film back when the second film was still in production but nothing had been done about it for quite some time. When filming finally started last year, the script wasn’t finished and so an extended break was scheduled for the cast and crew in order to figure out how that shit was going to end. Sounds like they really have their shit together, eh? Of course, a lot of fans and critics are skeptical about the quality of this upcoming film for that reason, and Sony has been spending a lot of time trying to rectify the PR disaster that this caused by promising that the stars will be bringing their characters to life the way that we remember and love them.
Director Barry Sonnenfeld spoke with MTV about the upcoming film and discussed some of the difficulties that were posed. One of which being that this movie will complete the trilogy but will also be used to lead into a reboot franchise, and so the appropriate clues must be included into the film. My first thought is: what the fuck do we need more reboots for?
Anyway, here are some tidbits from the interview. This is what Sonnenfeld had to say about the future direction of the series:
The fantastic thing about “Men in Black 3″ is that it totally closes out the trilogy, it answers questions that you didn’t even know you should be asking, it leaves you emotionally warm and sad and happy, and it could also reboot the franchise. But I can’t even begin to tell you how to interpret all of that. [Laughs] But I would say this: If your interpretation is that “Men in Black 4″ will only star the worm guys and Frank the pug, you are wrong.
He also talked a bit about the villain in this film, who will be played by Jemaine Clement, and may be reminiscent of Vincent D’Onofrio’s bug from Men in Black 1.
Jemaine delivers a totally villainous performance. If there’s any comedy at all, it’s just through frustration. [Laughs] The great thing about Earth is that it can be a frustrating place for aliens. We don’t think clearly, we’re not logical all the time. But Jemaine is not on board this movie for comic relief. His performance is really strong and really villainous. Think about it: If you had not seen the first “Men in Black,” and people had told you that Tommy lee Jones was funny, you wouldn’t have believed it. This is the same thing — no one is trying to be funny. I want my actors to be real. If it’s a funny situation, I want it to be funny. But I don’t want anyone to play to the comedy. Let the audience find the comedy; I don’t want to tell any [of the cast or crew] where it is. So, Jemaine does not deliver a comedic performance. While there are moments of humor that the audience will find funny, Jemaine himself is not being funny, if you get that.