At least one familiar face is set to return to the Men in Black franchise as Emma Thompson is set to return as Agent O for the spinoff film.
Thompson last portrayed the character, who is the chief of the Men in Black organization, in 2012′ Man in Black 3. She will join franchise newcomers Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the Sony film.
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The spinoff is meant to serve as a new launching pad for the series, which initially launched back in 1997 with the first film, Men in Black, starring Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Not only did that film earn Smith another massive hit single with “Men in Black,” but the film also went on to earn an impressive $589 million at the worldwide box office. Sequels followed in 2002 and 2012, although they never quite reached the popularity of the first film.
The still untitled Men in Black spinoff, starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, will be directed by Fate of the Furious filmmaker F. Gary Gray from a script by Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. Steven Spielberg is also on board as an executive producer. The film is slated to hit theaters on June 14, 2019.
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(via The Hollywood Reporter)