For the first time, the Men in Black are going international. Why? All in the name of multiculturalism.
The new movie aims to promote cultural diversity by being primarily set in New York, London, and Italy. Producers hope that this move not only translates to increased box office figures (to make up for the costs in production) but also highlights the importance of other cultures.
“We didn’t want to just make another alien film set in America,” says executive producer Steven Spielberg. “So, we thought, where else can we go to really show off other cultures different to ours? And that’s when we landed on England and Italy”.
Actor Chris Hemsworth also welcomed the changes but cites there were other places he wanted to visit.
“Well originally I wanted to go to Spain and France because the coastline is spectacular,” says Hemsworth. “I was there when I was a 21-year-old traveling around Europe and let’s just say, I had a lot of fun.”
While Italy features in the film, the characters shown all speak perfect English. Some have also questioned why they didn’t they decide on actually visiting other planets and galaxies given it is a film about aliens.
But when asked why these choices was made, the producers refused to comment.
MIB: International is out tomorrow.
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