While Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga making cameos as aliens inMen in Black 3 sounds fun, it’s not nearly as big as some fans are hoping for. After a decade off the screen, the sci-fi action comedy is returning for what could be one final hurrah. But, with a plot that has a good amount of details under wraps, we could really be in store for anything. Now, director Barry Sonnenfeld has spoken, talking about the upcoming movie, and just what may be in the series future.
Sonnenfeld: In the first act, Agent J is a bit fed up with how closed K is as a person, how he feels he needs to open up and communicate more, but it’s not happening. K says to J, “You know how I live such a happy life? I don’t ask questions I don’t want to know the answers to.” At the end of the first act, Jemaine’s character, Boris the Animal, breaks out of prison and finds a guy who has a time device. He says he’s going back to 1969 to do something to the man who shot off his arm — because Boris only has half an arm — and of course, that man is Agent K. At the end of that first act, Tommy’s character disappears, and no one remembers that he ever existed… except Agent J, who realizes that someone went back in time and did something to Agent K. So he has to track down who gave Boris the device, and travel back to 1969 with one warning: He has to stay away from his old partner.
MTV: Which, of course, he does not listen to.
Sonnenfeld: What happens, actually, is he gets arrested by Agent K — now Josh Brolin — in 1969. The second and third act is all about tracking down Boris and Will renewing his friendship with a different K than the K he knows from 40 years in the future. What’s really cool is that J is constantly wondering why this guy who seems sort of open and happy became the sort of curmudgeon that has been his partner for the last 14 years. He makes a discovery about that. So, “Men in Black 3″ is by far the most emotional of the movies. It has a really surprising ending.
Sounds like a great deal of the plot was given away, right? Well, Sonnenfeld further speaks on that final remark, saying ”The fantastic thing about “Men in Black 3″ is that it totally closes out the trilogy, it answers questions that you didn’t even know you should be asking, it leaves you emotionally warm and sad and happy, and it could also reboot the franchise. But I can’t even begin to tell you how to interpret all of that. [Laughs] But I would say this: If your interpretation is that “Men in Black 4″ will only star the worm guys and Frank the pug, you are wrong.”
Hollywood is very reboot crazy, but the fact Sonnenfeld certainly discusses a sequel of some sort means a fourth installment certainly out of the question. The big mystery, however, is just what the hell the ending could be of this third film to already have he and the studio thinking of the future. With time travel, any number of things could happen. Hell, given K’s age, he could be headed for retirement, leaving Agent J to train a whole new set of rookies. Of course, this is purely speculation, but it’s certainly not out of the realm of possibility.
Men in Black 3 hits theaters on May 25th, with Will Smith, Tommy Lee Jones, Josh Brolin, Alice Eve, Jermaine Clement, Emma Thompson, Rip Torn, and more.