The release of the new film is scheduled for May 17, 2019. The direction of the still untitled film is in the hands of F. Gary Gray. He previously worked as a director on films such as Straight Outta Compton and The Fate of the Furious.
Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones, who shone in Men in Black, do not return in the spin-off. In the original film, Smith and Jones played agents from a secret organization that, as Men in Black, protect the world from bad guys from outer space. On the film, which was a huge success in 1997, two prosecutions were made.