The third installment of the "Men in Black" series was a big success, so it comes as no surprise that the studio wants to continue with the franchise. They may however, have to produce it without their leading man, Will Smith.
When promoting his newest sci-fi film "After Earth", he was asked about his interest in a fourth adventure as Agent J. Smith stated, "I think three is enough for me. Three of anything is enough for me. We’ll look at it and we’ll consider it, but it feels like that it might be time to let someone else do that."
I can certainly respect an actor wanting a trilogy to remain a trilogy and to not keep milking the cow, but what does that mean for the franchise? Would it be as successful or even feel like the same film without the charming leading man? Part of the fun is his chemistry with the less-charming Tommy Lee Jones and they already explored time travel by incorporating Josh Brolin in the last film as the younger Lee. So what other plot twist could they create here in order to not have Smith included and still feel like the same series?
"After Earth" was not as successful as Sony might have hoped, which could perhaps be due to people wanting to see a Will Smith movie, instead of seeing a Jaden Smith movie. This may also prove to be the case with "Men in Black", since he no doubt shines in that role.
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