‘Men in Black’ to Be Rebooted as a Will Smith-Less Trilogy

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Speaking with THR at the Toronto Film Festival, vet producers Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald revealed Sony’s plans to revive the Men in Black sci-fi franchise as a new trilogy — without Will Smith.

“We’re in the middle of it,” Parkes said about a potential Men in Black revival under the new Sony regime. “It’s very active.” But when asked if Will Smith is going to be part of it, Parkes revealed that “most likely no,” he will not be in it.

MacDonald added that “it will be reinvented as a trilogy.”

Smith himself has shown little to no interest in returning, saying in 2013 that “Three of anything is enough for me.” Men in Black is, in fact, a comic-book movie, based on a brief indie comic book miniseries The Men in Black by Lowell Cunningham and Sandy Carruthers.

It’s not clear if the rumored crossing over with the 21 Jump Street gang would take place before the reboot or as part of it or the three new films will stand apart from that crazy idea about the spin-off feature. No director, writer or cast have been announced at this time.

Can we reboot Hollywood for Christ’s sake?

Source: The Hollywood Reporter