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Will Smith Suggests He’s Through With Men in Black Franchise

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“Three of anything is enough for me.”

That’s the official state of the union on Men in Black 4, at least from Will Smith’s perspective. In an interview with Collider, Smith was asked whether he would consider putting on his shades, suit and tie for a fourth round as alien-hunting Agent J. Based on his latest comments, it doesn’t seem likely.

“We’ll look at it and we’ll consider it,” he added, “but it feels like that it might be time to let someone else do that.”

Smith’s remarks on a fourth Men in Black came before the box-office results for his latest sci-fi effort, After Earth, rolled in. The M. Night Shyamalan-directed flick, starring Will and Jaden Smith as a father-son duo trapped on a far-future post-apocalyptic Earth, placed third in its opening weekend at the box office, earning a paltry $27.5 million against a reported production budget of $130 million. Perhaps Smith needs a surefire hit like the Men in Black franchise more than he realizes.

Regardless, based on the box-office results, don’t expect to see an After Earth sequel anytime soon. Indeed, when Spinoff Online spoke with Shyamalan recently, the filmmaker made it clear that he wasn’t even considering a sequel just yet.

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Comments

  • Rollo Tomassi

    M. Night should consider managing a PinkBerry. The twist could be that it looks like an ice cream shoppe, but it’s really…yogurt!

  • demoncat_4

    a fourth men in black film would kind of be just doing the thing for the money plus the franchise after three films with almost the same story really should be left to rest a bit. espicially now that will is deciding nope not interested any more.

  • lewis4510

    When you consider he held up production on MIB3 for months costing the studio millions with his diva bs. Maybe it’s a good thing he’s walking away from the franchise.

  • mel

    He is the franchise.

  • JusticeBringer

    Have Agent J de-aged somehow and let Brandon T. Jackson take the role.