SPOILER WARNING: While the following article does not get into major plot details from Men In Black International, it does feature details you may not want to know about prior to seeing the film. If you wish to not know about these details, proceed at your own risk!
Men In Black International continues many traditions of the original Men In Black trilogy – from neuralyzers, to the cameo from Frank The Pug – but one of the legitimate highlights is revealing celebrities who are actually extraterrestrials. Danny DeVito, Steven Spielberg, Sylvester Stallone, Martha Stewart, Michael Jackson, Bill Gates, Lady Gaga and more have been “outed” by previous chapters in the franchise, and the F. Gary Gray film adds a few additional names to that list: including Donald Glover, Elon Musk, and Ariana Grande.
I had this in mind earlier this month when I had the pleasure of sitting down with the stars of Men In Black International during the movie’s London press junket, and it led to a question: who among their past collaborators do they think could possibly be an alien? It got some fun responses from Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani, and you can watch them in the video embed below!
As has been noted a lot in the run-up to the release of Men In Black International, this is the second time that Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson have collaborated after the hit 2017 blockbuster Thor: Ragnarok – and the first name mentioned in that conversation was the ringleader of that particular circus: Taika Waititi. In defense of the choice, the actor/writer/director does certainly have an eccentric sense of style, and a wonderfully weird sense of humor. Would anyone really be entirely shocked if he was just a rock creature like Korg hiding out on Earth in a human costume?
Kumail Nanjiani didn’t even leave the cast of Men In Black International for his choice, as he namedropped a co-star who, at the time, was sitting approximately 100 feet away from him in another hotel room. Of course, Chris Hemsworth is another good choice, as there’s something unearthly about his dramatic talent, comedic timing, and effortless charisma being brought together inside such a handsome package. And when I relayed the information to Hemsworth, he didn’t seem to object.
For her choice, Tessa Thompson referenced her role on the hit HBO series Westworld and highlighted the tremendous talent of Evan Rachel Wood. The actress most certainly has an impressive track record, including her Emmy-nominated work on the sci-fi/western series, and it’s even more impressive when you remember that she’s been professionally performing for more than half of her young life. “Otherworldly” is a nice word to describe it.