The trailer for Men in Black: International hit the internet just before Christmas, but Entertainment Weekly‘s coverage of the long-awaited reboot began much earlier than that. Back in the summer of 2017, EW’s Leah Greenblatt was invited to visit the movie’s highly secretive London set. (Yes, even though the film sees the agents hitting different globe-trotting spots — like Italy, which allowed star Chris Hemsworth to swap his suit for resort-friendly loafers and chinos — plenty of filming took place on a British soundstage).
It was with this in mind that Entertainment Weekly set out to create our cover. Buddy-cop comedies need, well, buddies, so it was only natural to spotlight Thompson and Hemsworth — who reunite as costars in MIB:I hot off the heels of Thor: Ragnarok. It’s also worth mentioning that the legendary Emma Thompson reprises her role as MIB chief Agent O, and the film is also making waves for casting former Beyoncé backup dancers and internet sensations Les Twins (Laurent Nicolas Bourgeois and Larry Nicolas Bourgeois) as Twin 1 and Twin 2, naturally.
We’ve still got a while to wait before Men in Black: International hits theaters — it’s set to arrive June 14 — but ahead of that, EW has plenty of intel thanks to Greenblatt’s dispatches from the set, along with visual sneak peeks at the full-length film. Check out the full cover story and all of our exclusive first look photos.
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