Men In Black's Tessa Thompson promises more action and talks Chris Hemsworth reunion – Metro


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Chris and Tessa on the set of MIB International (Picture: instagram/chrishemsworth)

The Men Black reboot is nearly here, has its new official title and is promising us a lot more action.

But before that, leading star Tessa Thompson – who will play Agent M – expressed her absolute glee with reuniting with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth, Agent H, as leading stars portraying the secret agents protecting the best-keep secret in the universe: Aliens.

While speaking with Entertainment.ie at the press junket for Creed II, the 35-year-old said she is proud to be a part of the franchise as she teases more action for Men In Black International.

The Dear White People star said: ‘Hopefully we’re doing the franchise proud.

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Tessa and Chris are the good guys, dressed in back – remember that (Picture: Instagram/chrishemsworth)[

‘It’s a lot more action than I think you’ve seen in the other Men in Black films. It is global in scope, it’s set here in the UK which is super fun, there’s a lot of fun, English humour. As agents, they also travel elsewhere in the world. I think it’s bigger in scope with amazing folks like Liam Neeson (Ireland!) and Emma and Kumail Nanjiani and Rebecca Ferguson. We have a really rad fight scene.’

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And in case that isn’t enough excitement for Tessa, the star has admitted that she can’t stop ‘pinching herself’ over the fact she gets to work with her idol Emma Thompson, who reprises her Men In Black 3 role as Agent O, the head of the US branch MIB.

‘I’m such a massive, massive fan,’ she said. ‘We’re related, Thompson and Thompson! Getting to just square off with her and hang out with her and learn from her, I was pinching myself and trying to keep my cool, because it meant a lot to me.’

This week, the official movie title was revealed on the film’s Facebook page and comes almost two decades after the franchise was initially launched by Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in 1997, and was followed by two subsequent movies, in 2002 and 2012.

But this movie has been given a huge makeover with Chris and Tessa taking on the roles of the two lead characters who end up travelling the world after getting involved in a murder mystery.

Chris recently revealed he’d wrapped his scenes, taking to Instagram to share his news.

‘That’s a wrap on MIB for me!! From London to Morocco to Italy and NYC. Thank you to all the fantastic cast and crew who took part on this epic journey and our director F.Gary Gray, cheers for the fun times, big laughs and solid memories,’ he wrote on Instagram alongside some behind the scenes snaps for fans.

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‘Can’t wait to show what we’ve put together. see you all soon,’ he concluded, adding the hashtag #MIB and including the handle for his co-star Tessa.

Here come the men (and women) in black…

Men In Black International is expected to come to cinemas in June 2019.



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