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MEN IN BLACK INTERNATIONAL

Updated: Jul 22, 2019

Starrs Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani


The Men in Black have always protected the Earth from the scum of the universe. In this new adventure, they tackle their biggest, most global threat to date: a mole in the Men in Black organization.

Release date: June 14, 2019 Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: F. Gary Gray Screenwriters: Matt Holloway, Art Marcum

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rafe Spall, Laurent Nicolas, Larry Nicolas Bourgeois, Rebecca Ferguson



Men in Black: International (stylized as MIB: International in promotional material) is a 2019 American science fiction actioncomedy film directed by F. Gary Gray and written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway. It is a spin-off of the Men in Black film series, which is loosely based on the Malibu/Marvel comics of the same name by Lowell Cunningham. The film stars Chris Hemsworth,Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani, Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, Laurent and Larry Bourgeois, and Liam Neeson. Emma Thompson reprises her role from the third film, while Tim Blaney returns to voice Frank the Pug from the first two installments.


Men in Black: International, Liam Neeson, Tessa Thompson. Photo by Giles Keyte - © 2018 CTMG, Inc.


Talks of a fourth Men in Black film began after the release of Men in Black 3 in 2012. In February 2018, Hemsworth signed on to lead a spin-off while Gray was hired to direct, and Thompson joined the cast the following month. Filming took place in New York City, Morocco, Italy and London from July to October 2018.


Men in Black: International, Emma Thompson. Photo by Giles Keyte - © 2018 CTMG, Inc.


Men in Black: International was theatrically released in the United States on June 14, 2019 by Sony Pictures Releasing, under its Columbia Pictures label. The film has grossed over $248 million worldwide and received generally unfavorable reviews from critics, who criticized the "lackluster action and forgettable plot," although the chemistry between Hemsworth and Thompson was praised.


Men in Black: International, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani. Photo by Giles Keyte - © 2018 CTMG, Inc

In 1996 Brooklyn, Molly Wright witnesses her parents being neuralysed by agents of Men in Black while she helps an alien escape, avoiding neuralysation herself. Twenty-three years later, rejected from government agencies due to her "delusions" regarding alien life, Molly tracks down an alien landing and follows MiB agents to their headquarters in New York City. Caught entering the agency, Molly makes an impression on Agent O, arguing that she has proven her skills and has no life outside her search for the agency. She is awarded probationary agent status as "Agent M" and assigned to the organisation's London branch.


Men in Black: International, Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Kumail Nanjiani. Photo by Giles Keyte - © 2018 CTMG, Inc


There, M meets High T, head of the London branch, and Agent H. M learns that H and High T fought off an invasion of the Hive – a parasitic race who invade planets by merging with the DNA of the conquered species – at the Eiffel Tower in 2016, using a wormhole included in the original migration to Earth; H has since developed a God complex, unconcerned with his duties and only keeping his job due to High T covering for him. M arranges for herself to be assigned to assist H in his meeting with Vungus the Ugly, his close friend and alien royalty. During their night out with Vungus, they are accosted by mysterious alien twins able to manifest as pure energy. They fatally injure Vungus, who gives M a strange crystal before he dies, claiming that H has changed since they last met and cannot be trusted. M points out that few people knew Vungus' location, and he was likely betrayed by one of the agents present when High T assigned H to guard him. Nervous at the possibility of a traitor within MiB, High T assigns Agents C and M to conduct an investigation while H is demoted to desk duty, with evidence suggesting that the twins had DNA traces of the Hive.


Men in Black: International, Rafe Spall. Photo by Giles Keyte - © 2018 CTMG, Inc.


H convinces M to join him in following a lead to Marrakesh, where they recover "Pawny", the last survivor of a small group of aliens attacked by the Twins. Pawny pledges loyalty to M, and they are trapped by MiB agents coordinated by C, who recovered video footage of Vungus passing the crystal to M and believes she is the traitor. With the aid of alien contacts Nasr and Bassam, H escapes with M and Pawny on a rocket-powered bike, and they learn that Vungus’ crystal is a weapon powered by a compressedblue giant. As they repair the damaged bike, Bassam steals the weapon and takes it to Riza Stavros, an alien arms dealer and H's ex-girlfriend. Travelling to Riza's island fortress, the trio attempts to infiltrate the base, but are caught by Riza and her bodyguard Luca Brasi. Luca, the alien M rescued as a child, returns the favour by allowing them to leave with the weapon while he keeps Riza contained. The three are cornered by the Twins, who are killed by High T and a group of agents.


Although the case appears concluded, H and M review the evidence and realise that the Twins' phrases suggest they required the weapon to use ‘‘against’’ the Hive, especially when the only evidence of Hive DNA was provided by High T. They discover High T has deleted the case file and not sent the weapon to evidence. C also realises High T's deception, and allows H and M to follow High T to the Eiffel Tower. As they travel to the wormhole, M's questioning of H's memory of the Hive’s defeat reveals he was neuralysed when the Hive converted High T into one of their own. The High T/Hive hybrid activates a wormhole to draw the Hive to Earth, but H draws out High T's true personality long enough for M to use the weapon to destroy High T and the Hive infestation trying to reach Earth.


With the truth of High T's conversion exposed, Agent O joins H and M in Paris, where she grants M full agent status and appoints H probationary head of MiB's London branch.



Chris Hemsworth


Is an Australian actor. He rose to prominence playing Kim Hyde in the Australian TV series Home and Away (2004–07). Hemsworth has also appeared in the science fiction action film Star Trek (2009), the thriller adventure A Perfect Getaway (2009), the horror comedy The Cabin in the Woods (2012), the dark-fantasy action filmSnow White and the Huntsman (2012), the war film Red Dawn (2012), and the biographical sports drama film Rush (2013).


In the Marvel Cinematic Universe he portrays the role of Thor, beginning in Thor (2011), and also appearing in The Avengers (2012),Thor: The Dark World (2013), Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015), Doctor Strange (2016), Thor: Ragnarok (2017), Avengers: Infinity War(2018) and Avengers: Endgame (2019).

In 2015, he starred in the action thriller film Blackhat, had a comedic role in the fifth instalment of National Lampoon's Vacationseries, Vacation, and headlined the biographical thriller film In the Heart of the Sea. The following year, Hemsworth had a supporting role in Sony's reboot of Ghostbusters. In 2019, he starred in the Men in Black film series spin-off Men in Black: International.


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