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Chris Hemsworth in talks for Men In Black spin-off

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CHRIS Hemsworth is in early talks to star in Sony’s Men in Black spin-off.

F. Gary Gray, who directed last year’s Fast & Furious 8, is due to helm the movie, which has a script by Iron Man writers Matt Holloway and Art Marcum.

The film already has a release date of June 14, 2019

Sony is reportedly viewing the Men in Black spin-off as being similar to how revived the Jurassic Park movies.

Hence, the reboot will feature new characters rather than Agents K and J, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, respectively, in the original. It would, however, build on the contemporary sci-fi world in which they operated.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, the new line-up would incorporate a white character, a black woman and an older man. The story, meanwhile, is set in London – although plot details remain under wraps.

Thanks to the star power of Smith and Jones, the first Men in Black film grossed $589 million at the global box office in 1997, and prompted two sequels — one in 2002 and one a decade later, in 2012. The entire franchise has made more than $1.5 billion worldwide.

Hemsworth is currently riding high off the success of his latest Thor movie, Ragnarok and will reprise the role of the superhero titan in Avengers: Infinity War.

He was also recently seen in the war movie 12 Strong and has Bad Times at the El Royale incoming.