The untitled Men in Black spinoff has gotten a new release date from Sony
Sony Pictures is giving a date change to the upcoming untitled Men in Black spinoff, according to Deadline. The film was originally set up against another big sequel, Keanu Reeves’ John Wick: Chapter Three. The untitled Men in Black spinoff will not feature Will Smith or Tommy Lee Jones, but will expand on the world of the original trilogy. This will be a different project from the aborted 21 Jump Street franchise mashup, MIB 23, which Jonah Hill admitted last year was “too complicated” in terms of the deals needed. That film remains in development, however. The new untitled Men in Black film has been written by Matt Holloway & Art Marcum (Iron Man, Transformers: The Last Knight).
The untitled Men in Black spinoff film has moved from May 17 to June 14 of 2019. The new date has the film up against only Shaft so far, though it opens a week after Gambit, the Charlie’s Angels Reboot, The Secret Life of Pets 2 and an Untitled Fox/Marvel Film. The week after, it faces Toy Story 4. Opening the week after that is Transformers 7, 48 Meters Down and Cowboy Ninja Viking.
The original Men in Black, starring the winning combo of Smith and Jones, came out twenty years ago in the summer of 1997, and grossed $589 million worldwide. Its 2002 sequel, Men in Black II, grossed $441 million worldwide and was less enthusiastically received by critics and audiences alike, while the 2012 threequel MIB 3 took the series back on course creatively and earned $642 million worldwide, despite a troubled filming process. Barry Sonnenfeld directed all three original pictures.
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