‘Men in Black 3’ ends the trilogy, sets up reboot, says Barry Sonnenfeld

Director Barry Sonnenfeld is promoting the third chapter in the “Men in Black” franchise, discussing the production, the actors and wrapping up the trilogy.

With MTV, the “Addams Family” director hints that “MIB3” wraps up nicely, but leaves the door open for future films.

“The fantastic thing about “Men in Black 3? is that it totally closes out the trilogy, it answers questions that you didn’t even know you should be asking, it leaves you emotionally warm and sad and happy, and it could also reboot the franchise. But I can’t even begin to tell you how to interpret all of that. [Laughs] But I would say this: If your interpretation is that “Men in Black 4? will only star the worm guys and Frank the pug, you are wrong.”

Fans may interpret that as a surprise ending, but Sonnenfeld is eager to comfort fans that the villain (Jermaine Clement) and humor are similar to previous fans and they can have fun watching “MIB3”:

“Jemaine delivers a totally villainous performance. If there’s any comedy at all, it’s just through frustration. [Laughs] The great thing about Earth is that it can be a frustrating place for aliens. We don’t think clearly, we’re not logical all the time. But Jemaine is not on board this movie for comic relief. His performance is really strong and really villainous. Think about it: If you had not seen the first “Men in Black,” and people had told you that Tommy lee Jones was funny, you wouldn’t have believed it. This is the same thing — no one is trying to be funny. I want my actors to be real. If it’s a funny situation, I want it to be funny. But I don’t want anyone to play to the comedy. Let the audience find the comedy; I don’t want to tell any [of the cast or crew] where it is. So, Jemaine does not deliver a comedic performance. While there are moments of humor that the audience will find funny, Jemaine himself is not being funny, if you get that.”

Check out the great interview with MTV and Barry Sonnenfeld here.

“Men in Black 3” comes to theaters on May 25, 2012.

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