The God of thunder himself Chris Hemsworth might star in Sony’s new Men in Black spinoff.
IGN has confirmed Hemsworth is circling the role, but talks with Sony are still early. It’s also not currently known what role Hemsworth would play. This spinoff, separate from the Men in Black/Jump Street crossover, is said to be a global adventure, and Sony reportedly wants a diverse cast led by a white male, a black woman, and an older man.
These characters won’t be Agents K and J, portrayed by Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith, respectively, in the original two Men in Black movies.
Fate of the Furious director F. Gary Gray has been in talks to helm the spinoff, with Steven Spielberg executive producing. The new Men in Black movie will open in theaters on June 14, 2019.
In related news, a Jumanji sequel is now in the works at Sony following the success of Welcome to the Jungle.
THR previously reported Hemsworth’s possible involvement with the film.