Back in September it was announced that Sony plans to “reinvent” the Men in Black franchise with a new trilogy, and producer Laurie MacDonald has revealed that the fourth female in the franchise will feature a prominent female lead.
“There will be a prominent woman in black in the fourth [film],” MacDonald told BBC Newsbeat, with her husband and producing partner Walter Parkes adding that: “We are quite early on in it. We sort of looked at the first three in retrospect as a bit of a trilogy. Now we are looking at a reinvention.”
While the pair had previously suggested Will Smith would be absent from the new trilogy, Parkes teased a potential return for Agent J, stating: “Never count Will out.”
The first Men in Black was released in 1997, with Men in Black II following in 2002 and Men in Black 3 closing out the trilogy in 2012. Collectively, the three films have pulled in over $1.6 billion at the global box office.