After grasping at a sequel for years, Sony is finally getting a grip on it’s next installment in the Men In Black series. Instead of a direct sequel the studio is opting for a spin-off. With no definitive title yet, the movie simply referred to as MIB is set in London. Rumor has it the franchise is expanding it’s universe to allow more options for stories. Ahead of the casting news, 2018 Las Vegas Licensing Expo featured a poster for the new movie with the line “MIB in theaters summer 2019”. Is it enough to generate hype for the film? Can big names sell the tickets to fill seats for a spin-off?
You may remember that a few months back, Sony was hit by a massive cyberattack that resulted in thousands of private emails being released to the public. Among the endless pieces of information contained in those emails was a conversation regarding a proposed crossover between two of Sony’s more lucrative properties: Men in Black and 21 Jump Street. Well, it seems that the leak of the confidential information didn’t kill the deal and not only will audiences get the surefire hit (and, likely, comedy gold) MIB/Jump Street crossover, but Sony is also looking to expand the Jump Street brand with a female driven spinoff. Can I get a hallelujah? (more…)
There’s anotherMen in Black movie in the works. Yep.
Aside from the new aliens that we expect to see, we’ll also be seeing some retro E.T.s. (Well, perhaps I shouldn’t say “we” since I have absolutely no intention of watching this movie.)
Shocktilyoudrop.com was able to speak with the makeup artist Rick Baker, who talked a little more about what’s in store for MiB audiences next spring.
“The thing that’s cool is there is a time travel element [to the story],” he says, “Where I had fun is that we go back to the Men in Black headquarters of the ’60s. The first thing I said is that we should have retro aliens, not aliens of 2012. More based on B-movies of the ’50s and ’60s. So, a lot of the aliens are based on that. Space suits with fishbowl helmets and ray guns.”
That really makes me want to see the movie, now. (I’m being sarcastic.) Apparently the whole point of the movie is that Agent J (played by Will Smith) travels back in time to work with the younger Agent K, who is played by Tommy Lee Jones and Josh Brolin.
This movie will be released in theaters in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D on May 25, 2012.
The “Lost” series finale gave many of its fans headaches — some would even say more headaches than answers. One of the mysteries left on the island was the Man In Black’s name. Just who was Jacob’s brother before he got all smoke-a-fied?
Jacob’s brother had a lot of fan-given nicknames (Smokey and Esau, for starters), but it turns out that MIB’s name actually was Samuel. After scrutinizing call sheets and looking through the Bible for clues, “Lost” fanatics had already speculated that this might be the case, but there was no confirmation until now.
And how do we know for sure? It’s on a freaking piece of furniture. “Samuel” is on Titus Welliver’s (who played MIB) chair, which is being auctioned off.
Whew! So glad we could solve one of the important mysteries of the island instead of crap like “How did Jacob and Samuel’s mom really get there?” and “Why does the entrance to the island’s glowy hole look like a vagina?”
Now I’m grumpy about the “Lost” finale again. Great. I’m going to watch this fantabulous cat video to feel better.