There's already a female Ghostbusters movie on the way, so why not a female Men In Black? So wouldn't it be Woman in Black? Or would audiences think it's another horror movie with Daniel Radcliffe? Whatever the case, producer Laurie MacDonald told Newsbeat that Men In Black 4 will have a woman in the tailored suit and shades.
According to MacDonald "there will be a prominent woman in black in the fourth [film]". But does that mean she'll be working alone? Or will she be partnered up with another agent, be they male or female? What we know, at least right now, is that it won't be Will Smith who isn't part of this new trilogy. Then again, MacDonald's husband and fellow producer Walter Parkes says "Never count Will out", so things could change.
At this point it's hard to figure out what's going on with the franchise. Sony has toyed around with the idea of crossing it over with 21 Jump Street, an idea which sounds absurd but could be fun. MacDonald went on to explain the thinking behind the next movie...
"We sort of looked at the first three in retrospect as a bit of a trilogy. We tried to tell a story about those two characters and that relationship, It sounds silly because it’s a fun, science fiction comedy but when you work on these things you sort of try to find some thematic basis underneath it. Now we are looking at a reinvention, but it’s a wonderful world to get back into.”
For the record, Men In Black once teased a female agent with Linda Fiorentino's (remember her??) character in the first film, but then they didn't follow up on it at all. Don't count on it being her, though.