Jemaine Clement Confirmed as the Villain for Men in Black 3
by Ethan Anderton
May 19, 2010
Though we had gotten confirmation that Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith would be returning for Men in Black 3 along with Josh Brolin being tossed into the mix, there was still no official word on whether or not rumors of Sacha Baron Cohen or Jemaine Clement joining the cast had any validity at all. Now it's official as Sony has announced that Clement has been cast as Yaz, a presumably alien villain who will give the Men in Black a run for their planet. No word on the specifics of his evil plans yet, but no matter what, this is great news for the franchise which truly needs some new life injected into it after the horrendous Men in Black 2.
The story will involve Agent J (Smith) traveling back to the year 1969 to meet a younger version of Tommy Lee Jones' character Agent K (who will be played by Brolin). Since we're not sure why he has to go back in time, or what dastardly plans Yaz has for the planet Earth, we can only speculate that it may have something to do with the historical moon landing which just happened to take place in the year 1969. Hopefully writer Etan Cohen (Tropic Thunder) is able to make the series feel fresh and come up with some interesting twists for the Men in Black. All I know is that Clement's got amazing comedic sensibilities and his work with Bret McKenzie on "Flight of the Conchords" proved that, even if Gentlemen Broncos didn't. Stay tuned for even more updates. Happy to see Jemaine Clement joining this?
Reader Feedback - 13 Comments
clement has comedy chops out the yang, SOOOO glad to see him doing this! gentlemen broncos wasn't a good launching point for the american mass audience (i'm still shocked how many people didn't watch "flight of the conchords" and haven't seen "eagle vs. shark") so hopefully this will give the general public a chance to see his goofy self at his best! sorry for the uber run on sentence. my 9th grade english teacher would not be proud.
seanathan on May 19, 2010
I dig the Men in Black. And I love Jermaine's work. I've followed him as closely as I could. Hope this one is good.
Cracky on May 19, 2010
Ha! I was already excited about MIB3! Getting Jemaine Clement to star as the villain... Yeah! 😀 I can already picture him in it! Cant wait for 2012.. (?)
coswell on May 19, 2010
Who is this?
tra la la la la di da on May 19, 2010
clement is a good cast, the only thing that worries me is the time travel aspect..does that mean it will be one of those situations where jones is in the first and last 5 minutes of the movie?
AC on May 19, 2010
HERE COME THE MEN IN BLACK.
WB EXEC on May 19, 2010
Antioch on May 19, 2010
I think "horrendous" is a bit strong for MIB2. A step above most of the crap pushed into distribution these days in fact.
bozo on May 19, 2010
I hope they get the story right for this film MIB3. I didn't like Men In Black 2 it was the story that let it down Jamaine Clements has the badie it could work he was good in Gentalman Broncos, I hope it works has i like Tommy Lee Jones and Will Smith.
Cineprog on May 19, 2010
finally they got the ball rolling on MIB3
DaftPUNKFAN on May 19, 2010
time travel scenarios just dont work..the finished product is always reminiscient of kids playing in the schoolyard, making up the game rules as they go...another flop in the making...
blasphemer on May 19, 2010
I'm not thinking "Time Travel", am I? ...It's just not BELIEVABLE...
jared on Jul 21, 2010
Flight of the Conchords is hillarious. Eagle vs Shark SUCKED
Joseph on Jul 28, 2010
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