Dealing with alien matters is a complicated business, and sometimes it requires travel. With a few exceptions, Will Smith’s Agent J and Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K stayed inside New York City for their crazy adventures in the original Men in Black movies. But the upcoming Men in Black spinoff, a.k.a. MIB, has been said to have more of a global feel, and this latest pictures from one of its stars, Tessa Thompson, hammers that home.
Tessa Thompson didn’t provide any context for this behind-the-scenes photo she shared on Instagram, only writing the simple caption “Buds in Black” and tagging Chris Hemsworth. However Thompson’s Agent M and Hemsworth’s Agent H found themselves in the middle of a sprawling desert, they’re lucky to have those umbrellas for sun protection. Unless those are just for the actors in between takes, in which case I feel for their characters as they trudge forward.
Having first worked together on last year’s Thor: Ragnarok, MIB marks Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson reuniting for another round of sci-fi shenanigans. Only this time, instead of being all-powerful, Asgardian demigods, they’re trained humans keeping the world safe from alien threats. And evidently during this particular mission, they’ll have to get venture into a sandy wasteland. Here’s hoping their dapper suits don’t get too dirty.
This isn’t the first time that Tessa Thompson or Chris Hemsworth have shared looks at the making of MIB, but with eight months to go until the spinoff’s release, fingers crossed that we start getting some official looks at the movie. It’s probably too much to hope for a trailer before the year is over, but some stills would be nice.
So far, all we know about MIB‘s plot is that involves a team of London-based Men in Black having to solve a murder mystery, which will take them around the globe. So this desert is likely just one of many locales that our main protagonists will visit. Where those other places are, that remains to be seen, but you can bet that a lot of people will be neutralized and a lot of energy blasters will be shot along the way.
Along with Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, MIB‘s cast includes Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Rebecca Ferguson and Les Twins, as well as Emma Thompson reprising Agent O, who was introduced in Men in Black 3. The Fate of the Furious‘ F. Gary Gray is directing, and Iron Man duo Art Marcum and Matt Holloway wrote the script.
The Men in Black spinoff opens in theaters on June 14, 2019, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for continuing coverage. In the meantime, be sure to look through our 2019 release schedule to find out what other major motion pictures are coming out next year.