While Agent J was recruited from the NYPD after an extraterrestrial encounter in the first MIB film, Tessa Thompson's Agent M tracks down and joins MIB herself.
"A London-based team of Men in Black (MIB) secret agents become involved in a murder mystery that sends them travelling the globe". Apparently the MIB agency is not just in NY, according to Chris Hemsworth's Instagram post of the alternate trailer: "You thought MIB started in NYC?"
While this new movie might seem an unexpected direction for the franchise to go in, it could have been a lot stranger: at one point a Men In Black meets 21 Jump Street crossover was being worked on. Chris Hemsworth's Agent H is the experienced and suave, well, suave-ish one.
The powers that be have spent the past half decade trying to get a new Men In Black off the ground, with the apparent goal of relaunching the franchise without original stars Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones. Guess again, there's a whole worldwide branch. As someone who didn't care to return to this world, I think I may actually be up for this movie.
Men In Black II, however, was pretty terrible.
"Men in Black International" hits theaters on June 14, 2019.