Ten years after Men in Black II
, Men in Black 3D
will be in theaters May 25, 2012. According to Deadline.com, Will Smith
has already signed on and there are negotiations to get Tommy Lee Jones
and Josh Brolin
to return. The same director from the sequel, Barry Sonnenfeld, is set to direct the third. According to Deadline.com:
The project has been in the prep stage for some time, but didn't become real until Smith chose it over several "next film" candidates. His decision to put on the sunglasses and dark suit gives Sony a killer 2012: the studio previously set a July 3, 2012 release date for its Spider-Man relaunch, which also will be shot in 3D. Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald return as MIB3 producers, and Steven Spielberg will be executive producer.
It has long been expected MIB3 would be next for Smith, who last starred in 2008’s Seven Pounds and then took the time to be a very hands on producer in the China-shot Karate Kid remake that stars his son, Jaden (which Columbia releases June 11).
Third versions are always risky, especially ten years after the sequel. However, Will Smith is the king of action films and I'm sure many people will look forward to him in a fun popcorn flick versus his heavier material
. Now, 3D -- with the exception of Avatar, 3D has seemed like a waste of time, but if it is done right this could be another blockbuster smash.
Are you looking forward to a third installment of Men in Black