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“Men in Black 3″ had some pretty nifty moments. Okay, it had exactly two. Josh Brolin playing a dead-on younger version of Tommy Lee Jones and that guy who can see all the possibilities around him. That was a cool character. Easily the most original thing the “Men in Black” franchise has done since, well, the first movie.
Although it wasn’t really anything that franchise (or indeed, the universe) needed, “Men in Black 3″ did earn a whopping $625 million worldwide, which made it the highest grossing entry in the sci-fi/action franchise to date, beating the first movie’s $589 million. Though if you adjusted the 1997 original’s gross for inflation, it would easily beat out the third installment, meaning the franchise is actually losing steam and money with each successive sequel, given Will Smith’s ever expanding paycheck per movie.
But then again, no one adjusts anything for inflation anymore, so I guess it don’t matter none.
To get the fourth movie off the ground, Oren Uziel has been tapped to write the screenplay by Sony Pictures. Uziel is apparently a popular name around the halls of Sony these days, with the screenwriter also tapped for scripting duties on the “21 Jump Street” sequel, which is already set for 2014.
Of course, it doesn’t really matter how good or bad Uziel’s script for “Men in Black 4″ is. The only thing that will matter is whether Will Smith comes back or not. Love him or hate him, this is Will Smith’s franchise, and it will always be. Sorry, Tommy Lee Jones.
Via : The Wrap