In “Men in Black: International” Chris Hemsworth is Agent H, who is widely admired among the MIB for his skills – and his incredibly good looks and “The Avengers” star says he embraced the opportunity to continue the franchise. “This film has a more global feel,” he confirms, “moving from London to Marrakech, Italy and Paris. There’s a bigger scope in its interweaving of action, science fiction and humor. Few films have managed to do that as successfully and with as much fun as Men in Black.”
Hemsworth who stars alongside Tessa Thompson, with whom he had recently starred in “Thor: Ragnarok” and “Avengers: Endgame” credits the vision of director F. Gary Gray with giving the film an ambitious scale while never losing sight of the series’ signature comedic and character moments.
“Gary has done it all, and he really opened up the MIB world and let us run with it,” shares Hemsworth. “Men in Black: International is absolutely a continuation of a legacy that so many love, but it also stands on it own as an epic science fiction comedy.”
The film follows decorated Agent H (Hemsworth) and determined rookie M (Tessa Thompson) who play an unlikely pair fighting a new alien threat that can take the form of anyone, including MIB agents and stop a global threat.
Building upon the idea that there are aliens from other worlds living among us, “MIB: International” introduces new agents, weapons, aliens and locations, and stars Emma Thompson who reprises her role as the head of MIB, Liam Neeson, Rebecca Ferguson, and Kumail Nanjiani. The film also features dancers / choreographers Laurent Bourgeois and Larry Bourgeois, twins whose YouTube videos have been seen by millions around the world, and who have performed with Beyoncé and Jay-Z.
Given the film’s science fiction elements, it features a mix of high-tech gear and transportation and one of the MIB’s signature instruments is the pen-like Neuralyzer, which by isolating electronic impulses in the brain of a target or witness, wipes their memory, putting them under a hypnotic state and susceptible to the implantation of false memories. It helps keep the agency’s existence and the presence of aliens on Earth unknown to the public.
Rated PG-13 by the film will be released in theaters nationwide on June 14.
By Samantha Ofole-Prince/Photos by Dave Allocca & Giles Keyte