“Thor: Ragnarok” co-stars Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth will team up once again to star in the “Men in Black” film.
Not much is known about the upcoming spin-off except it will expand the “Men in Black” universe. Of course, there will probably be aliens, top-secret missions, and wacky high jinks. No words if Tommy Lee Jones or Will Smith will be reprising their roles or making a cameo.
Hemsworth and Thompson might just be the perfect duo to spearhead a franchise. Thompson, whose stardom is on a steady upward climb, has an impressive filmography which includes “Dear White People,” “Selma,” and “Creed.” She was also featured in the robot-cowboy-adult-science-fiction HBO series “Westworld.”
The 34-year-old actress also played Valkyrie, the self-reliant female warrior with inner demons in “Thor: Ragnorak.” She hinted that the “Men in Black” spin-off will also feature a strong female lead with a recent tweet.
“Women are the O.G Galaxy Defenders,” she wrote.
Thompson has also been an outspoken advocate for women’s rights. While attending a Women’s March in January this year, she told Democracynow, “I feel like we’re in such a cultural moment sometimes that—particularly in this media space that we live in, where you can feel like retweeting or hashtagging is enough,” Thompson said. “And I think we really need to get to a place of understanding, and, you know, in a real way, with our friends and our family, what we can do, how we can really create change.”
Hemsworth is no slouch himself. The Australian star has not only shown to be a successful action hero with films like “Snow White and The Huntsmen” and “12 Strong,” he also has a bit of a funny side. He flexed his comedic muscles in the 2016 “Ghostbusters” reboot, and make us laugh in “Thor: Ragnorak.”
Hemsworth might be searching for his next franchise. In an interview with USA Today, he was asked if he was done playing the god of thunder. “Contractually, right now — yeah, this is it,” he responded. “I’m done. I won’t be playing the character again.”
The “Men in Black” spin-off will be directed by F. Gary Gray, who helmed “Straight Outta Compton” and “The Fate of the Furious.” The film was written by “Iron Man” screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum. It is scheduled to release in June of next year.