Hold on a second while I put on my sunglasses. [Pause] Okay, here we go. Now, I’m just going to hold this little device up to your eyes, and you’re going to see a tiny flash. And then you know what’s going to happen? You’re going to forget that Men In Black II ever happened.
And if that doesn’t wash your memory of MIB2, hopefully this will: Columbia Pictures announced today that Men In Black III will be released in 3-D on May 25, 2012. The whole crew is set to return as well — according to Columbia’s press release, deals have been made with Will Smith and director Barry Sonnenfeld, and advanced negotiations are in place with Tommy Lee Jones. (Also close to being on board: Josh Brolin, who is in talks to star as the young version of Jones’ Agent Kay.)
So now that we know they’re all back together, the question is: Are we pumped for the sequel? It’s been eight years since MIB2, so here’s hoping the crew has had time to digest what went wrong the second time around. All I can say is I’m kind of glad Vincent D’Onofrio isn’t on board this time — a 3-D version of his sugar-water loving Edgar/cockroach would be petrifying. What say you, PopWatchers?