While a fair share of set photos have leaked out from the upcoming Men in Black 3, most of them showcase the agents themselves and none of the new alien designs. Fans shouldn’t worry, though, as ComingSoon.net’s ShockTillYouDrop.com had a chance to speak with makeup and effects legend Rick Baker, who promises that not only will we being seeing new aliens, but that classic sci-fi fans in particular will be in for a treat next summer.
“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.”
The plot is said to feature Will Smith’s Agent J traveling back in time and re-teaming with a younger version of Agent K (Tommy Lee Jones in present day and Josh Brolin in the past). Newcomers to the franchise for the third go-round include Jemaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Nicole Scherzinger, Alice Eve and Michael Stuhlbarg.
Directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, Men in Black 3 hits 2D, 3D and IMAX 3D theaters on May 25, 2012.