Latest Tessa Thompson News

Franchise fatigue continues with 'Men in Black' and 'Shaft'

Jun. 16, 2019 1:52 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brand familiarity isn't everything when it comes to attracting audiences to the multiplex, and Hollywood is learning that lesson the hard way this summer with a slew of underperforming sequels and reboots. That so-called franchise fatigue came to a head this weekend with the releases of...

Review: 'Men in Black' returns, a little worse for wear

Jun. 12, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

Would any fictional gadget be more coveted by Hollywood executives than the memory-erasing "Men in Black" neuralyzer? Imagine the lucrative benefits of being able to, with a single flash, make moviegoers forget the film they just saw. Franchises would be endlessly renewable. IP could last forever. Instead, we get...

Tessa Thompson is OK with the 'Men in Black' title, for now

Jun. 12, 2019 12:24 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The "Men in Black" franchise has a new recruit who isn't a man, but actress Tessa Thompson is fine with keeping the masculine-centered film title — for now. Joined by co-star Chris Hemsworth on a black carpet, Thompson shrugged off the gender issue at the world premiere of "Men in...