MEN IN BLACK: INTERNATIONAL Brings in $3.1M Domestic on Thursday

Carla Harmon
June 15, 2019

He explains why the newest entry in the Men in Black universe feels like a wasted opportunity, despite the great chemistry between Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson.

The box office numbers are coming in for this weekend's releases, and they are not too good regarding Men In Black International starring Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson, as well as Shaft starring Samuel L. Jackson.

Thompson cited her co-star Emma Thompson, who reprises her role in the series, as a voice of reason when it comes to gender equality and representation.

"And then the only way to sort of lose all inhibition and truly let go is, I think, just to go, 'I'll make a fool of myself, but it'll be on my terms, therefore you'll have to laugh with me!"

"In looking at the new film "from afar, ' so to speak, I love that it pulled the best elements from the old world forward", she tells SYFY WIRE".

"I pitched some ideas like 'People in Black, ' but that would be 'PiB, ' which sounds like a sandwich". "I like in a big studio film that someone is interested in science". "I hope we can get to the space where it's not noteworthy when women topline these films, and I think a film like this helps us get there".

Co-author Lisa Fitzpatrick reflected on how Men in Black International differs from the prime MIB trilogy and what new elements give it a foreign distinction. To boot, the movie is without original stars Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, so as has been noted, this appears to be another case of sequelitis, which also affected Godzilla and Dark Phoenix.

Thompson and Hemsworth had already stablished a kind of playfully combative dynamic in "Thor: Ragnarok". The budget for "Men in Black: International" is $110 million, co-financed by Hemisphere and Tencent.

Her star power has seen a steady trajectory since she burst onto the scene more than a decade ago.

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