If you couldn’t get enough of Chris Hemsworth’s Thor and Tessa Thompson’s Valkyrie fighting side by side in , you’ll love the trailer for the forthcoming trailer. The comrades-in-arms are in top form battling more invading other-worldly beings—and seemingly having a blast doing it. We weren’t sure how much longer Sony could milk this particular franchise, but the trailer is surprisingly good, with all the elements that made the original films global blockbusters.
The first film (1997) was an instant classic and pretty much cemented Will Smith’s status as a mega-star. Smith’s chemistry with costar Tommy Lee Jones was a sheer delight, rounded out by an equally terrific cast. Miraculously, the sequel, (2002), was just as good, and a Hollywood franchise was born, reuniting Smith and Jones one last time with in 2012.
This time around, Thompson takes on the Will Smith role as the talented rookie to Hemsworth’s jaded pro, except instead of being recruited, she seeks out the MiB herself. Somehow she finds the US headquarters of the most secret organization in the world, which, she points out to an posh-looking Emma Thompson, pretty much makes her perfect for the job.
Agent M’s (in my mind she’ll always be “Agent T”) first assignment: trouble is brewing across the pond, and she joins up with London’s MiB International Unit to foil the nefarious plot of a couple of aliens who like to bust a move at local nightclubs when not causing trouble for the human race. She has partnered with Agent H (Hemsworth), who is supposedly the best and used to work with Liam Neeson. Now he seems primarily occupied with napping and Taco Tuesdays in the cafeteria—shades of Smith’s wise-cracking agent in the earlier films. When the chips are down, however, he shows his true MiB chops.
All in all, the film looks like a lot of fun, with plummy British accents to boot. It should be a worthy addition to this long-running franchise.
hits theaters next summer.