I might be late to the game on this, but something is troubling me. Men In Black 3 is coming out this weekend, right? Will Smith is staring in the movie, right? Why have I not heard his song to go with it yet? Yes, I know he hasn’t rapped in any of his movies in a decade (the last being from the last MIB movie, “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head).” Yes, I know his more recent movies don’t lend well to a jaunty funky rap song (but damn it, he could have tried.) And yes, I know I have cracked a string of cynical/sarcastic jokes about him getting songs shoe horned into soundtracks, but I really thought we were due here.
I wanted him to.
After an exhaustive 38 second internet search I have found out that Pitbull is doing the theme to MIB3, and that I am not alone in wishing this wasn’t so. The fine funny folk from Sneaky Zebra have created a PSA on the topic, calling for Will Smith to rap once more. He must, damn it. This was promised to be the Willenium after all.
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Above: Cosplay photographer Adam Jay has a nice collection super heroines and villainesses up at CBM. This is Black Canary cosplayed by Fenchurch Dent who’s also Phoenix. Joining her is Alexia Jean Grey is Black Widow, Tiffany Masters is Catwoman, and Meg Murrderher is Poison Ivy.
The Men in Black have gone through two different adventures and are headed for a third that will take them back in time! So before we continue on to our present news, let’s take a flashback to the hayday of the 90’s. When Men In Black first debuted its hit single had people in awe of Will Smith‘s lyrical prowess. Here is a glimpse of the music video from the first film’s anthem track:
Now let’s jump back to present! Sony Pictures has released Pitbull’s single ‘Back in Time’, sorry if you didn’t catch all the hints at the title before now, this track is said to be the theme song for Men in Black 3. If you’ve never heard any of Pitbull’s music then you won’t get this jab, but usually his songs all start with the same intro: *beat* beat* ‘This is worldwide…Pitbull’ *beat*beat* (song starts) Don’t be fooled! The song picks up after Pitbull’s usual antics, and is deserving of being the Men in Black’s theme song. It stands musically on the same level as Will Smith’s theme for the first film. So check out the song below brought to you by Soundcloud:
In Men in Black 3, Agents J (Will Smith) and K (Tommy Lee Jones) are back… in time. J has seen some inexplicable things in his 15 years with the Men in Black, but nothing, not even aliens, perplexes him as much as his wry, reticent partner. But when K’s life and the fate of the planet are put at stake, Agent J will have to travel back in time to put things right. J discovers that there are secrets to the universe that K never told him — secrets that will reveal themselves as he teams up with the young Agent K (Josh Brolin) to save his partner, the agency, and the future of humankind.
Men in Black 3 arrives in 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 25th.