New ‘Men in Black: International’ trailer. Goes heavy on Liam Neeson despite controversy. Sony Pictures has released a new trailer for upcoming reboot Men in Black: International. Fans might be surprised to see Liam Neeson feature so prominently. This despite recent calls for him to be cut from the franchise.
Moreover, the two-and-a-half minute clip sees Tessa Thompson’s character infiltrate the MIB. Also practically beg to be given a job there. She was arguing that if she was able to discover the alien-fighting agency’s super secret headquarters. Then she’s bound to be the perfect recruit.
Before long, she’s donning the iconic black-and-white uniform. Given the codename ‘Agent M’. Being shipped off to the force’s UK division in London. This is where Neeson’s character High T appears to be the boss.
Furthermore, he assigns M a partner in Chris Hemsworth’s Agent H. This was before explaining. It explained that the MIB has “never faced a threat like a Hive, a deadly species. That can take the form of anyone even agents.”
Certainly, some fans of the franchise are likely to be disappointed. This is because of how many times he pop-ups in the video. Nor will they be thrilled to see him front-and-center on the latest poster.
Back in February, several individuals took to Twitter to urge Sony Pictures to “digitally replace,” or even erase, Neeson. Else they’d boycott the whole movie because of the controversial confession he made while promoting Cold Pursuit.
The movie is also starring Rafe Spall, Rebecca Ferguson, Kumail Nunjiani and Emma Thompson. Men in Black: International reaches UK cinemas on 14 June. It will be released in the US on the same day.