The Men in Black franchise has treaded mostly familiar territory so far. The first three films co-star Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as Agents J and K, and are primarily set in New York City. But a new sequel starring new leads needed to shake things up a bit, and as we can see in the second trailer for Men in Black: International, the series is taking its familiar black suits and secret agency and expanding them globally.
The new film, directed by F. Gary Gray, stars Tessa Thompson as newbie Agent M and Chris Hemsworth as top-dog Agent H. The trailer, which builds upon the first released look at the film, shows their personal journeys in the film and the beautiful locations they traverse together on their mission.
According to the plot description, “The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.” That mole-hunting is on display here, as we see M and H trekking around the globe in pursuit of their secret agency’s foe. We also get a good look at the MIB offices in London, a shiny white space loaded with creatures that Nerdist was able to see in the flesh on our visit to the set.
Men in Black: International also features Tessa Thompson as the first female lead in the franchise, and her story is unique to the universe. As we see in the trailer, a childhood encounter with an alien led to a lifetime of curiosity. She found the Men in Black herself, and becomes a know-it-all rookie agent, partnered with Hemsworth’s heroic H. Liam Neeson, Emma Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, and Rebecca Ferguson co-star.
Men in Black: International arrives in theaters June 14, 2019.