Hero Complex reports that Josh Brolin, a man on a mission to become one of the coolest actors around (and succeeding), may be putting on the black shades, sharp suit, and protecting the Earth from the scum of the universe in Men in Black 3. His role is still subject to speculation but there have been some interesting theories circulating which cast him as either K’s (Tommy Lee Jones) replacement or a younger version of K.
Placed in this context, it looks like Jones won’t be returning but Will Smith is committed to returning for the third go-around. Working from a script by Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder), Sony wants to get the film into production in 2010 although it lacks a green light and having director Barry Sonnenfeld return is still tentative. It may also be a bit of an issue for Brolin as he’s showing no sign of slowing down with roles in both the Coen Brothers’ True Grit and the mafia crime drama Cartel on his schedule for the first half of 2010 so if they want him (and they should; the dude is great and it’s looking like Jonah Hex could push him over the top), they’ll have to try and lock him down and kick MIB 3 into high gear. Whether anyone actually wants a third Men in Black movie is another matter entirely.