Actress Tessa Thompson will has been tapped to star in the Men in Black spinoff. The film will reunite with her Thor: Ragnarok co-star Chris Hemsworth. Thompson and Hemsworth both starred as Valkyrie and Thor in Thor: Ragnarok last year.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Thompson and Hemsworth will take on new characters created for the spinoff, meaning this won’t be a hard reboot where they play new versions of the agents. Many of the films details are still under wraps; however, THR states that it will be more of an ensemble piece than the original series.

The original Men in Black was released in 1997 and starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones as lead agents of the M.I.B. agency, which oversaw crimes and intergalactic travel involving aliens.

The new Men in Black film is being written by Iron Man’s Matt Holloway and Art Marcum, with Fast and the Furious filmmaker F. Gary Gray directing. Steven Spielberg is also onboard as an executive producer.

The Men in Black spinoff is set to be released June 14, 2019.

Tessa Thompson is quickly becoming one of the most sought after actors in Hollywood.  She has developed a track record for being cast to very dynamic and diverse roles, and has appeared in HBO’s Westworld, Marvel’s Thor: Ragnarok, and the Alex Garland-directed sci-fi film Annihilation.  She will also star in the upcoming sequel to the 2015 film Creed, IFC Film’s road comedy Furlough, alongside Melissa Leo, and is set to star and co-produce the upcoming heist film where she will be portraying the  notorious jewel thief Doris Payne.

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