Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth set to star in Men in Black spinoff

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Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth

It’s a Ragnarok reunion! Tessa Thompson looks set to join Chris Hemsworth in the upcoming Men in Black reboot.

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The two actors last worked together when they starred as Valkyrie and Thor in 2017’s Marvel movie Thor: Ragnarok, but now they’ll take on a big-screen revival of a classic franchise, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

The original Men in Black movie came out in 1997 and starred Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith as agents of a secret organisation dedicated to hushing up the existence of extraterrestrials who live on Earth.

We’ve already seen a couple of sequels: Men in Black 2 in 2002, and Men in Black 3 a decade later in 2012.

But Sony’s reboot will reportedly feature new characters rather than Agents K and J, and will instead build on the sci-fi world in which they operated. The film will be more global in scope, and will take us beyond New York City with the help of an ensemble cast.

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Details of Hemsworth and Thompson’s roles have yet to be revealed.

Fate of the Furious filmmaker F Gary Gray is set to direct the movie, which has been written by Iron Man screenwriters Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.

Indicating a degree of continuity with the original Men in Black movies, Stephen Spielberg is returning as executive producer, with Walter F Parkes and Laurie MacDonald as producers.

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The film is scheduled for release in June 2019.