Will Smith says it’s unlikely he’ll suit up again for another Men in Black film, declaring, “Three of anything is enough for me.”
Sitting among an exhibit of his creations at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, legendary makeup and effects artist Rick Baker spoke with Spinoff Online about his trailblazing career and designing the aliens for Men in Black 3.
If there’s one thing that this weekend’s Men in Black 3 does, it’s offer a particular nostalgia. No, not for when Will Smith movies were good (Yeah, Hancock is the kind of stink that sticks around, Will. Sorry), but for when pop songs were part of the whole movie package.
Agents J and K, better known as Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, appear in full MiB gear in these new images from director Barry Sonnenfeld’s Men in Black 3.
A thought occurred to me the other day: Where are the science fiction comedies? With genre crossover seeming to be one of the few ways in which genres seem to move forward in this age of big budget blockbusters dominating the movie landscape – and, to some extent, the television landscape as well, just by dint of being so important to mainstream pop culture – you’d think that special-effects-laden SF and high concept comedy would be an immediate and obvious hit with audiences, and yet… there aren’t really any. Isn’t science fiction funny?
The star of NBC’s 30 Rock says he’s left the troubled Men in Black III because “the schedule didn’t work out.” The Sony Pictures sequel has suffered production delays after it began filming without a finished script in hopes of taking advantage of millions of dollars in tax breaks.
District 9‘s Sharlto Copley has apparently continued his alien transformation since the end of his sci-fi breakthrough movie; he’s apparently going to appear as “a fast-talking Yoda-like alien” in the next Men in Black movie. And he’s not the only new cast member being rumored… Jayne/Casey!
Will Smith has officially signed on for Men in Black 3, putting the Barry Sonnenfeld-directed Columbia Pictures sequel on course for a May 25, 2012, release.