Liam Neeson will join Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth in the upcoming Sony Men in Black spinoff/reboot.
Though it doesn’t yet officially have a title, the Men in Black spinoff is filling its cast and crew fast. On board as director is Straight Outta Compton and Fate of the Furious’ F. Gary Gray, and penning the script is Iron Man’s Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, alongside the previously cast lead actors – Ragnarok’s Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson. It had previously been reported that Sony was looking to cast an older actor to round out the MIB crew, and now that actor has been named as Liam Neeson.
The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed that Neeson has signed on to co-star in the spinoff as the head of the MIB organisation’s base in London, where the film’s story begins. Hemsworth has teased that London may not be the only setting in what he has labelled an “epic and fun” Men in Black movie, saying that the film will visit “different countries [and] cities” that we haven’t seen in the franchise before.
By joining this film, Neeson has added another franchise to his impressive collection that already includes the likes of Star Wars, The Chronicles of Narnia, Batman, and Clash of the Titans. With another A-list actor joining the project, and a talented director at the helm, this spinoff is already sounding better than anyone had thought. If Sony play their cards right, Men in Black may follow in the footsteps of last year’s blockbuster reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, and give the worn franchise a new lease on life.
More news on the Men in Black spinoff when we have it.