While the past three “Men in Black” films have used alien villains inspired by bugs, plants and arthropods respectively, the upcoming “Men in Black: International” is taking a move right out of the “24” playbook and making it a mole within the agency.
In a new interview with EW, producer Walter F. Parkes says that Tessa Thompson’s Agent M and Hemsworth’s Agent H meet just as the MiB realises that it’s been compromised from within by one of its own following a powerful alien government being killed on H’s watch:
“I think the biggest difference [in this story] is that this time the enemy is within. MiB has been compromised from inside, which leads them on a globe-trotting adventure to discover the true nature of the threat.”
In addition, Thompson says the film will call back to the first film and its progressive ideas about the real world:
“I mean, the start of the first movie talks about immigration, and Will [Smith] has these really searing jokes about race…. I think you do have the chance inside of all this escapism to say something, and make a movie that has heart and that has satire and that holds up a mirror to our stuff. I think that’s possible, without preaching.”
“Men in Black: International” opens in cinemas on June 14th. Check out a bunch of new photos from it below: