Will Smith: On board for 'Men in Black 3'?

While reports that Will Smith has definitely signed on to star in Men in Black 3 are premature at best, sources tell EW.com that the A-list movie star is leaning towards making the third installment of the uber-popular franchise his next project. Sony Pictures could not confirm, and Smith’s reps have said he has not yet officially decided between MIB:III or Twentieth Century Fox’s movie The City That Sailed, a fantastical adventure that would reunite Smith with I Am Legend director Francis Lawrence.

However, sources close to the Men in Black franchise are hopeful that the movie will enter production this summer with Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back on board to battle aliens while Barry Sonnenfeld directs again. Also, the studio has not yet decided whether it will be in 3-D, but it’s obvious that they’d be leaning that way.  The script is currently getting a production polish from David Koepp, the man behind such enormous blockbusters as Spider-Man, War of the Worlds and Angels and Demons. Meanwhile, City that Sailed is just waiting for an answer from Smith, since the script, from Andrew Niccol (The Truman Show), is complete. It seems that if Koepp, who has worked for Sony for a long time, fulfills his end of the bargain, we’ll see Smith back on the big screen as Agent J as early as next summer.


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  • Molly

    Won’t he be too busy pretending to be in a heterosexual relationship?

    • Amy

      Oooooooooooh, you so crazy!

      • Anthony

        Don’t people. These ads are lame, sad, and link you to websites full of maleware. Here is a bit of a warning. If you do click anything on that website, even when it’s a button to leave, it will force your computer to download it without you knowing it. So, please don’t go to any websites uploaded into these message boards.

    • none2please

      Nawh hell nah.. he’s a closeted scientology… his gayness has been cure

    • :P

      ummm i think u guys have him confused with tom cruise?

      • TriciaA

        exactly! It sure isn’t Will!

      • Rick

        Um seriously? Where have you been? There is way more reliable gossip about Will and Jada being gay than there is anything concrete about Tom Cruise.

    • AJ

      yea ugh Will smith is not gay, sorry but nice try…and i never heard will smith being a scientologists….soooooo

    • Robbie Goldstein

      Vicious untrue attacks on one of the nicest people in the business should not be posted. Wrong just plain wrong

  • Amy

    As long as Will and Tommy Lee are on board, it’s gonna be fun!

    • Kel

      Seeing as the comments about Scietology and sexuality are irrelevant, I’m very much looking forward to another Men In Black, should it be true. I love TLJ and Will Smith on screen together. It’s good stuff. :)

  • Sam

    I hear Jaden Smith will be in it!

  • braino

    The second one wasn´t so good. I hope the third one will be better.

  • Brett

    Even though the second one had Rosario Dawson, it was really a tired retread of the first movie. If they’re going to do a third, I hope the script doesn’t follow the same A-B-C formula of the first two.

  • Megan

    I don’t think a 3rd MIB film is needed. The second one wasn’t that great. Loved the first on though

  • Brian Whipple

    There’s only one Man In Black: TITUS WELLIVER.

    • Laura

      Amen.

      • Brett

        Haha…awesome. I agree completely.

    • Person Who Talks

      Don’t forget Terry O’ Quinn! And the dude who plays Yemi and the girl who plays Alex. Oh and that guy who plays the giant pillar of smoke. He does such a great job!!!

    • Maureen

      Don’t you mean Johnny Cash? ;)

  • Skip182

    Clearly you’re forgetting Cary Elwes.

    • phantom

      for sure.

  • Given a choice . . .

    I’d do an Andrew Nicol penned script over one by David Koepp any day of the week. It’s a no-brainer.

    • JLI

      YES!

  • Jim

    The second one SUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCKED!

  • stuffwehate

    Can’t wait. it’s been too long without a film from Mr Smith.

  • Brian

    I hope MIB3 gets away from the “alien conqueror comes to earth looking for Plot Device A and if they get it the world will be destroyed” that the first movie did well and the second movie did…OK.
    It’s not the most original plot, but I think it’d be cool if the villain was a renegade MIB agent (or agents) using the MIB tech against them and trying to kill all the aliens (good and bad).

  • Jason

    Will they bust Rip Torn out of Jail so he can play Zed again?

  • Redvector

    I say start over and reboot with a brand new cast.

    • Luvs Men in Black

      NO REBOOT. This isn’t Spider Man.

      • phantom

        word.

  • robinepowell

    I loved both movies. My favourite part about MIIB were the aliens working in the post office, lol!!

    As soon as I saw that, it explained why our mail is so screwed up at times. ;)

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