Will Smith seems to be stuck in rerun mode of late. As we mentioned earlier, he’s apparently going to make an I Am Legend sequel…or more likely, prequel, given the fate of his character at the end of the first movie. And then, of course, there is Men in Black 3, the third installment of a franchise that launched waaaaaaay back in 1997. To put that in perspective, the kids who were born the year Men in Black came out are now almost old enough to drive. Sure, the sequel came out in 2002, but that’s still a friggin’ decade ago. Does the world really need another Men in Black? Do audiences care? Will it overcome the long delay and coast to huge box-office on a magical cushion of Big Willie Style? We’ll have to wait until May 25th to find out, but in the mean time we’ve got some stills from the movie to look at.
If you haven’t been following MIB3‘s long development, you might be wondering why Will Smith’s Agent J appears to be wandering around the set of an Austin Powers movie, and where the hell Tommy Lee Jones’ Agent K is. This new MIB flick will tackle the old standby of many an SF franchise over the years: time travel. Agent J learns that an alien is planning to travel back in time and kill K, thus altering history. Naturally, J will have none of this, so he gets jiggy with the time-space continuum and pops out in the 1960s, where he meets a young Agent K (Josh Brolin).
These new images don’t provide any terribly exciting tidbits, but they do give us a good look at the time-tossed partners together, and prove that Josh Brolin can indeed pass for a young Tommy Lee Jones.
The images were first posted by Comic Book Movie, courtesy of the new issue of Empire Magazine. Men in Black 3 is scheduled to hit theaters on May 25th.