Here come the men (and women) in black … to clean up at the box office.
Industry analysts are curious Men in Black: International for a $ 40 million opening debut on the weekend of June 14, which would be a respectable performance, albeit a slight decline from previous series entries. (over diversity)
The science fiction / comedy is the first Men in black The adventure is not to focus on the characters of agents K (Tommy Lee Jones) and J (Will Smith), but to introduce a new group of neatly dressed alien hunters and relocate the action overseas for the first time. It will also be the first one by someone other than Barry Sonnenfeld as F. Gary Gray (The Fate of the Angry, Friday) takes over the director's chair.
However, we will continue to experience a familiar and amazing comedic mating. The film focuses on Tessa Thompson's agent M, who becomes aware of the shady organization after witnessing her parents' neurological analysis as a young girl. She devotes her adult life to finding the MiB and successfully infiltrates one of her facilities. She points out to Agent O (Emma Thompson, who picks up her role from the previous films) that she is a perfect candidate for recruiting because of her ability.
She is then sent to London, where she teams up with Agent H (Chris Hemsworth) to face the threat of a mysterious group of shape-changing aliens called Hive. Like everyone who has seen Thor: Ragnarok can tell you, Thompson and Hemsworth have brilliant screen chemistry for which the trailers Men in Black: International has not shown decisively reduced a iota.
The film just looks like a gigantic blast of buddy-comedy fun, spiced with the franchise's unique visual effects and creature designs, and it would not surprise us if its early pursuit would limit its potential for the opening weekend. While it's true that the previous one Men in black The opening price of the films was over $ 50 million, and there were a number of factors that speak in favor of these films.
The original from 1997 put on the really crazy star power of Smith (who had returned from his iconic U-turn in the 1996s) independence Day) and Jones (near the end of a hot strip that included 1993's The refugee1994er Naturally born murderersand 1995 Batman forever). It was also opened on Wednesday, the 2nd of July, and made an early start on the weekend of July 4th.
2002 is Men in Black II was also released before the 4th of July weekend and also had the advantage of being a much anticipated sequel. 2012 is Men in black 3 (which for some reason quickly gave up the convention of Roman numbers) came a decade after its predecessor, but it opened on Memorial Day weekend, giving viewers the opportunity to see Smith and Jones sit one more lap in the saddle to achieve their goals tilts into theater seats.
International You may not have these two iconic stars, but it will not benefit from the presence of two of the most ridiculous stars in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the one-hour film franchise of all time. Seriously start with Thor: Ragnarok, Hemsworth has made the Asgardian god of thunder one of the most complex and entertaining characters in this franchise, and Thompson's appearance as a Valkyrie in the film has inspired everyone. Her profile has undoubtedly been greatly enhanced by her (admittedly short) appearance in Berlin Avengers: Finalwho has been earning almost all the money and proving to be the only serious challenger to James Cameron Avatar to win the international record of all time.
Interestingly, his stars are not the film's only important link to the MCU. It was written by Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, who wrote the script for 2008 Ironman, the opening contribution of the Marvel Moloch and, judiciously, one of the greatest superhero films ever made. With such a descent, we would not be shocked if Men in Black: International should not only exceed the expectations of the box office, but also become an independent franchise founder.
We definitely hope that's the case, because honestly we want as much Hemsworth and Thompson as Hollywood wants to give us. Sure, it looks like we'll see a lot more of it in the MCU. Hemsworth has recently renegotiated his Marvel contract and made a fourth solo appearance for Thor (and possibly a performance in Guardian of the Galaxy 3) probably. Meanwhile, Thompson's Valkyrie was subordinated to New Asgard at the end Avengers: FinalIt was speculated that she might even be the next to lead Mjolnir and take over Thor's duty to protect Midgard (that's the earth, for you four who did not know it yet).
But the Men in black The series, with its inspired premise and diligent build-up of the world, is ripe for a rejuvenation – and we can not imagine a better duo for this job. We'll get on the rails and predict that the new streak will exceed expectations and easily surpass the $ 50 million mark in its opening frame. We know very well that we will be in the theater on June 14 and have popcorn ready.