Sony Sets 'Men In Black' Spinoff For 2019

You know what the most annoying question that I get almost every day is? "Why is this sequel/remake happening?"  The reason is exactly why you think and is always the same.  Money. Cha-ching. In this latest example, Sony's continuing efforts to keep alive the Men in Black franchise. The fourth film, the first since 2012's Men in Black III, has been set for May 17th 2019.

So for now you can say "seeya later" to plans for some Men in Black/21 Jump Street crossover, which would have brought Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill into the sci-fi universe.  Sony has hired Iron Man writers Art Marcum and Matt Holloway to pen a spinoff set in the Men in Black universe, but won't follow Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith's titular agents.  The goal is to basically do what Universal did with Jurassic World, so we'll see how that goes.

No director is attached yet, but this is all part of a major revamping effort by Sony, which includes Elizabeth Banks' Charlie's Angels reboot.