Kumail Nanjiani has officially joined the Men in Black spinoff as the comedic alien sidekick named Pawny. He joins other big names like Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Liam Neeson.
Hemsworth will be play Agent H, a suave (and a little goofy) 007-style British MIB agent. His Ragnarok co-star Thompson will play a young woman who is aware of the existence of aliens who wants to join the organisation. And Neeson will play the head of the British branch of MIB.
Nanjiani’s Pawny has been described as being wise-cracking and sex-driven, so it’s clear that his character is intended to be the comic relief, alongside Hemsworth’s more serious Agent H as he protects Earth from the scum of the universe.
Not many plot details have been released regarding the spinoff, other than the fact that the agents will “become involved in a murder mystery that has them travelling the globe.”
More on the Men in Black spinoff when we have it.