It would appear Tessa Thompson just can’t get enough of working with Chris Hemsworth. News coming in confirms she is set to join her Thor: Ragnarok co-star in the Men in Black spin-off.
With Straight Outta Compton director, F. Gary Gray taking the helm of a script that has already been written by Iron Man scribes, Matt Holloway & Art Marcum. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald are back as producers and Steven Spielberg will be executive producers. A release date of June 14, 2019, has already been set.
The new project is expected to be within the same universe inhabited by Agent’s J and K (Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones) but the pair are not expected to return for the new global adventure. It has also been revealed that the studio are looking for a diverse line-up of leads with a white male, a female of colour and an older man all be juggling with.
Sony have toyed with the idea of crossing the Men in Black universe with that of the Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill led 21 Jump Street, but that idea never got off the ground. The new venture looks to be going back to its original premise of a covert force policing the alien population hiding in plain sight, the premise of the comic book series by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers.
Thompson can currently be seen in Alex Garland’s recent sci-fi picture Annihilation, which is available on Netflix. She is currently shooting Creed II, returning for the Rocky spin-off sequel along with Michael B. Jordan. Coming up this year she also appears in Annapurna’s Sorry to Bother You and has a prominent role in HBO’s second season of Westworld.