“Men in Black” Spinoff Replaces Will Smith with Chris Hemsworth

While Will Smith starred in all three of the former “Men in Black” movies, the newest addition will see “Thor” actor Chris Hemsworth take his spot instead. Hemsworth will be acting alongside Tessa Thompson (“Westworld”), Kumail Nanjiani (“Silicon Valley”) and Liam Neeson (“Taken”). Hemsworth and Thompson starred in “Thor: Ragnarok” together last year.

The film will be directed by F. Gary Gray (“Straight Outta Compton”) with screenwriting from Matt Holloway and Art Marcum (“Iron Man”). Steven Spielberg will executive produce.

Sony confirmed earlier in the year that the film will be a crossover between their “Men in Black” and “Jump Street” series’ in hopes of expanding their cinematic universe. The film also marks the first in the series not to be directed or written by Phil Lord or Christopher Miller.

Filming for the film began earlier this month in London, England and is set to be released in June 2019.

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