Men in Black: International hits theaters June 14
Tessa Thompson gets a crash course in alien fighting in the latest Men in Black: International trailer.
The actress, 35, teams up with Thor: Ragnarok costar Chris Hemsworth, 35, for the upcoming spinoff, set to hit theathers June 14. The two have to fight against shape-shifting aliens that compromise the entire agency, which welcomes Thompson after she uncovers their identity.
“We are a rumor, recognizable only as déjà vu and dismissed just as quickly,” Emma Thompson says at the beginning of the trailer. “We are the best kept secret in the universe.”
“I know, I want in,” Thompson replies. “You erased my parents’ memories, but you didn’t get mine. Took me 20 years to find you. How many people can say that? I found you, which makes me perfect for this job.”
Thompson becomes Agent M, and she’s quickly partnered with Hemsworth’s Agent H — a capable but slightly ditzy agent who brings the laughs. The two are assigned to a mission and introduce a different branch of the MIB than what fans are used to from the first three movies that starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones.
“We protect the earth, and that means everyone and everything on it,” Hemsworth says near the end of the trailer. “We are the men in black. The men and women in black.”
Although the first three movies take place in New York, the spinoff filmed in London before taking off to Morocco. Thompson posted a first look at the desert setting on Instagram while filming, showing her and Hemsworth wearing the iconic black suits and sunglasses that Smith and Jones made popular from the first movies.
The movie also stars Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall and Rebecca Ferguson, and is helmed by Fate of the Furious and Straight Outta Compton director F. Gary Gray. As for whether Smith and Jones will be making a comeback as Agents J and K, nothing is confirmed. But the movie at least partially takes place New York City, where the two agents are based.
Men in Black: International hits theaters June 14.