Men in Black: International

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Men in Black: International
Men in Black International (Official Film Poster).png
Teaser poster
Directed byF. Gary Gray
Produced byLaurie MacDonald
Walter Parkes
Written byArt Marcum
Matt Holloway
Based onThe Men in Black
by Lowell Cunningham
CinematographyStuart Dryburgh
Edited byChristian Wagner
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing[1]
Release date
  • June 14, 2019 (2019-06-14) (United States)
CountryUnited States

Men in Black: International (stylized as MIB: International) is an upcoming American science fiction action comedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. The film is a spin-off/sequel of the Men in Black film series, which is loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The film stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson, with Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and Emma Thompson appearing in supporting roles.

Talks of a fourth Men in Black film began after the release of the third film in 2012. In February 2018, Hemsworth signed on to lead a spin-off while Gray was hired to direct, and Thompson joined the cast the following month. Filming took place in London, Morocco, Italy and New York City from July to October 2018. It is scheduled to be released in the United States by Sony Pictures on June 14, 2019.


A London-based team of Men in Black (MIB) secret agents become involved in a murder mystery that sends them traveling the globe.[2]




In February 2018, it was reported that Chris Hemsworth would star in the film, which would be directed by F. Gary Gray.[3] The following month, Hemsworth's Thor: Ragnarok co-star, Tessa Thompson, joined the cast.[4] In May 2018, it was reported that Liam Neeson was in talks to star in the film as the head of the UK branch of the agency.[5] The film's script was written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway and would be produced by Laurie MacDonald and Walter Parkes.[6] In June 2018, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, and the Les Twins were added to the cast of the film.[7][8]


Principal photography on the film began on July 9, 2018, in London, and continued in Morocco, Italy, and New York City.[9] Emma Thompson was announced as reprising her role as Agent O in the film later that month.[10] In August 2018, Rebecca Ferguson joined the cast of the film.[11] On October 17, Hemsworth confirmed that filming had wrapped.[12]


Visual effects for the film will be provided by Double Negative and Supervised by Alessandro Ongaro with the help of Rodeo FX, Sony Pictures Imageworks and Method Studios.[13]


The first poster was released in May 22, 2018.[14] The first trailer was released worldwide in December 20, 2018.[15]


Men in Black: International is scheduled to be released on June 14, 2019.[16] It was previously set to be released on May 17, 2019.[6]


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  3. ^ Kit, Borys (February 28, 2018). "Chris Hemsworth Circling to Star in 'Men in Black' Spinoff (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 2, 2018.
  4. ^ Kit, Borys (March 21, 2018). "Tessa Thompson to Join Chris Hemsworth in 'Men in Black' Spinoff (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  5. ^ Kroll, Justin (May 22, 2018). "Liam Neeson in Talks to Join 'Men in Black' Spinoff (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  6. ^ a b Jr, Mike Fleming (September 29, 2017). "Sony Sets 'Men In Black' Spinoff For Summer, 2019; Script by 'Iron Man' Team Holloway & Marcum". Deadline. Retrieved May 29, 2018.
  7. ^ Williams, Trey (June 29, 2018). "Rafe Spall, Kumail Nanjiani Join Sony's 'Men in Black' Spinoff". TheWrap. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  8. ^ Kit, Borys (June 29, 2018). "'Men in Black' Movie Spin-Off Adds 'Jurassic' Actor to Cast (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 1, 2018.
  9. ^ Perry, Spencer (July 9, 2018). "Chris Hemsworth Set Photos from the New Men in Black Movie!". Retrieved July 9, 2018.
  10. ^ Kit, Borys (July 24, 2018). "Emma Thompson Joining 'Men in Black' Spinoff (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 26, 2018.
  11. ^ Fleming Jr, Mike (August 2, 2018). "'Mission: Impossible' Fallout For Rebecca Ferguson: Locks 'Men In Black' Spinoff Lead & 'Doctor Sleep' Villainess". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved August 2, 2018.
  12. ^ Megan Peters (October 17, 2018). "Chris Hemsworth Confirms 'Men in Black' Wraps Filming". Retrieved November 1, 2018.
  13. ^ "MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL - The Art of VFXThe Art of VFX". Retrieved December 20, 2018.
  14. ^ Ridgley, Charlie (May 22, 2018). "First 'Men in Black' Reboot Promo Poster Unveiled - Comic Book".
  15. ^ Heater, Brian (December 20, 2018). "Men in Black are back in first MIB International trailer". TechCrunch.
  16. ^ Busch, Anita (January 18, 2018). "'Men In Black' Spinoff Gets Summer 2019 Release Date Change". Deadline. Retrieved May 29, 2018.

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