In the second trailer for Men in Black International, we learn that Thompson's Agent M joins up with the ultra-secret alien-fighting agency because when she was a kid her parents' memories were wiped clean by a neuralyzer. Somehow, she was overlooked and then spent 20 years of her life looking to find and be recruited by the MiB. In a way, she has similar character motivations to Shazam!'s Dr. Sivana — only nobler.
Director F. Gary Gray (Straight Outta Compton, The Fate of the Furious) takes over the reins of the sci-fi franchise from Barry Sonnenfeld.
Watch the new trailer below:
After getting the "we are only a rumor spiel" from Emma Thompson's Agent O (the only returning character from the previous film), M takes off for the agency's U.K. branch to investigate a mole and fight against shapeshifting E.T.s with Agent H, played by Tessa's Thor: Ragnarok co-star, Chris Hemsworth.
Liam Neeson takes on the role of High T, leader of the England-based branch of the agency and the man who teams up M and H. On their globetrotting travels, the two agents come across Pawny, a tiny CGI alien who pledges his undying allegiance to M.
Rebecca Ferguson, Rafe Spall, and Les Twins make up the rest of the ensemble cast. The twins, who are well-known French dancers, play those aforementioned shapeshifters. Providing some background on them last month, the film's VFX supervisor Jerome Chen said:
“In their natural state, they’re pure energy. To blend in on this planet, they disguise themselves as humans. They do phase transitioning: changing state from solid to liquid, and back to any solid of their choosing. They can reform things and use them as projectiles. It’s a cool ability.”
Here's the neuralyzing second poster, too:
Men in Black International makes a crash landing in theaters June 14. Art Marcum and Matt Holloway, the duo behind the first Iron Man in 2008, wrote the screenplay.