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'Men In Black 4' in development

Because of course it is

By Corwin Neuse May 3, 2013 2:38PM
Despite being arguably the worst Will Smith movie since "Men In Black II," "Men In Black III" still made an incomprehensible $624 million worldwide last summer, all but guaranteeing that there would be a "Men In Black IV." Now comes the inevitable confirmation, courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, that the four-quel is, indeed, in development at Sony. Producers have reportedly hired up-and-coming Black List-nominated screenwriter Oren Uziel ("Kitchen Sink") to pen the script, which we can only assume means taking dictation from Will Smith while occasionally peppering the resulting dialog with random interjections like "SMASH CUT TO: EXPLOSION" and "Joke TK."

Uziel will start work on his draft of the "script"—a term that has to be used loosely in reference to any "Men In Black" project, as they usually go into production without one—after he finishes up work on a forthcoming "21 Jump Street" sequel. So. We have that to look forward to as well.

What do you think, Hitlisters? Is the "Men In Black" franchise worth keeping alive? Is there any interest, State-side at least, in the continued adventures of Agents J and K? Would Smith be better off devoting his efforts to more original fare, like the upcoming "After Earth," or at least less tired material, like "Hancock 2?" As always, let us know in the comments, or tell us on MSN Movies Facebook and MSN Movies Twitter.
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May 3, 2013 7:11PM
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posted 4 hours ago, no comments. Why? Because people like MIB 1-3 and this "writer", is a douche.
May 3, 2013 7:36PM
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MIB III was freaking great. II sucked but 3 was awesome. What is this TOOL talking about??
May 3, 2013 7:40PM
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yes men in black4 would be great, love the first three, so yes bring it on.

May 3, 2013 7:58PM
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Um....just an FYI....apparently you are in the minority that thought MIB3 sucked, as it received a 70% on Rotten Tomatoes and made a ton of money. When you people write these articles, you need to specify that you are writing things that are your opinion and stop writing like it's fact.

Fact is, generally the movie was well liked. Your article in misleading and you clearly have biased since all you did throughout it's entirety is poke fun at the franchise. If it's not your cup of tea, fine. Trying to cover up for the fact that you have very little actual information about the upcoming sequel  by bashing it's predecessors is lame, sad and transparent.

Maybe you are just pissed because the script YOU wrote for MIB4 was turned down...
May 3, 2013 7:43PM
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Corwin Neusse obviously has a chip on his shoulder about something. Whether it's sequels, action-comedies, or just Will Smith is hard to tell. Articles such as these shouldn't be loaded with so much bias and subjectivity. Fail.
May 3, 2013 7:45PM
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My kids and I love the Men in Black movies, so I say bring it on!
May 3, 2013 8:17PM
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I think the Men in Black movies are a lot better than the Transformers movies.
May 3, 2013 8:11PM
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Guess I'm not a critic- I liked it

 

May 3, 2013 7:50PM
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cant wait for part 4. MIB's movies are different then most alien movies. All ages can laugh their butts off while watching .Hope that Smith and Jones return !!!


May 3, 2013 8:20PM
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Also enjoyed all 3 movies, TLJ did look tired but then again he deserves to look tired, he works for a living. My only gripe if you want to call it that is bring back Tony Shalhoub as Jeebs.
May 3, 2013 8:32PM
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why not make another mib I enjoy watching them all just goes to show you critics are just idiotic at times

May 3, 2013 8:18PM
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Movies don't have to be A-List, or Oscar winners to be really awesome.  The MIB series has a cult-classic following and it is well deserved.  Loosen up and stop trying to rate films that don't require it.

May 3, 2013 7:45PM
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i like the MIB series as well...there's a reason it made $624m, people wanted to see it...although, Mr. Jones was looking kinda rough and tired(no disrespect intended)....if they do a 4, i don't see TLJ wanting to do it...
May 3, 2013 8:15PM
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I for one liked Men in Black 3. 2 was terrible but 3 was very good so I look forward to Men in Black 4.
May 3, 2013 8:46PM
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Wow .. why don't you really tell us how you feel writer?  I have no idea what crawled up this writers anus and died, but obviously this person has no idea what they are writing about. It is always such a shame to see such nobodies try to take out their hate and loathing of their own lives on the items others enjoy.  Really pathetic that anyone gives him such rights to post such items. 
May 3, 2013 8:43PM
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Well Corwin, the public outnumbers you because they overwhelmingly LOVE MIB II, and III. So go suck a lemon chump!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
May 3, 2013 9:44PM
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The way I figure it, if a critic doesn't like a movie, it must be good and worth seeing. If a critic loves a movie, it much be terrible and not worth seeing. I never base a movie I want to see on a critic's review. I'm the only one who knows what movies I like and I don't like.
May 3, 2013 8:36PM
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While I agree MIB 2 was not that good, MIB 3 IMO was as good as the first one....  I'd watch MIB 4, their fun summer movies...

 

May 3, 2013 8:43PM
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What I got from this article is that the writer is a real D-I-C-K! Personally, I like the "Men In Black" movies and in terms of Will's career, I'd take them over "Seven Pounds" and "The Pursuit Of Happyness" ANY DAY! And "Men In Black 3" has really grown on me since I saw it in theaters last summer.

If I had any apprehension at all, it'd be in the writer, who's completely untested. I was hoping they'd make a sequel to "21 Jump Street", but both series on in the hands of a writer, who's never written a film that's gotten a theatrical release and who didn't work on any of the previous films in either series! I've never understood why the studios don't keep producing scripts by the writers who wrote the original hit movies??

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