Well, it looks like Men in Black may need to find a new leading man. Will Smith has gone on record saying that he’s not planning on coming back.
“I think three is enough for me. Three of anything is enough for me. We’ll look at it and we’ll consider it, but it feels like that it might be time to let someone else do that”
Here’s hoping that take the franchise in a radical new direction. I’m really hoping for a new protagonist. We’ve had our Will Smith trilogy, let’s give someone else a shot. I’m also hoping that Sony won’t invite Tommy Lee Jones/Agent K back to the party. Jones’ role was reduced do to his desire to take a backseat, so here’s hoping Sony will just do a soft reboot of the franchise and get all new lead players.
We’ll see what happens. The script is currently being written by Oren Uziel. Rumor has it that Sony is very happy with the progress on the script and that they’re looking to put the film into production soon.