Despite a 10 year delay between Men in Black 2 and Men in Black 3, audiences were still eager to see Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones back in action policing extraterrestrial aliens to the tune of $624 million worldwide. Thanks to the bump from 3D ticket prices and inflation, the third movie became the highest grossing film in the series, so naturally Columbia Pictures has put Men in Black 4 into development.
According to The Wrap writer Oren Uziel (The Kitchen Sink) will start work on the script after he’s completed the 21 Jump Street sequel for Sony. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones aren’t confirmed to star, but I’m sure that will be the next port of call for the studio. Sony could always continue the franchise with new actors playing different agents, but getting Smith and Jones back would be the ideal scenario for Columbia as the formula works well, especially in international markets when 70% of MiB 3‘s box office revenue came from.