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Chris Hemsworth In Talks to Star In MEN IN BLACK Reboot

Chris Hemsworth In Talks to Star In MEN IN BLACK Reboot

We know Sony is eager to relaunch their Men in Black franchise next year with all new agents and stories, but it’s no small task trying to replace Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. You can’t just use a Neuralyzer on fans to make them forget how great the two were in the action-comedy films. Which is why it makes sense the studio looks to be aiming big with an actor who proved he can save the world and be hilarious while doing it in Thor: Ragnarok. Chris Hemsworth could be the next MIB agent.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hemsworth has begun negotiating with Sony to star in the reboot set to hit theaters in 2019. The film, written by Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight), will be directed by F. Gary Gray (The Fate of The Furious).

The story is reportedly set in London, and in addition to a white male–presumably Hemsworth’s role–would also star a black woman and an older gentleman. The still untitled film (how about “Chaps In Black” for it’s London sett—okay, okay, yes, that’s terrible sorry), is set to land next summer on June 14, 2019.

We’ve told you before Sony was inspired to breathe new life into the franchise following the highly profitable relaunch of Jurassic Park with Jurassic World, so it’s funny they will also turn to a star named Chris from the MCU to lead the way. Though in fairness half the actors in Hollywood are guys named Chris who play Marvel Avengers, and aside from Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith who else has as much experience saving Earth from aliens?

What do you make of this news? Is Chris Hemsworth the right choice for the Men in Black? Tell us why in the comments below.

Images: Marvel, Sony

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