"Chris was like, 'Hey, legend, are we going to rock this?'" - Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth on being reunited for Men in Black: International

Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth proved they could save the world - and make us laugh at the same time - with their performances in Marvel's Thor: Ragnarok. We'll soon see them back together again Men in Black: International, and their reunion was not an accident.

"We just had such a great time on that film,” Hemsworth tells our sister publication Total Film magazine. "So when Tessa’s name was in the mix, [for Men in Black International] it was like, ‘Aw, yeah – we can pick up where we left off. This will be easy.'"

The feeling was mutual. "Chris was like, ‘Hey, legend, are we going to rock this?’" says Thompson. "And I was like, 'Yeah, we’re gonna!’"

Thompson plays Agent M, a new recruit who is paired up with Hemsworth's Agent H. The suited and booted team then travel around the globe - with stops in London, Marrakech, Ischia and Paris - to avert disaster and help uncover a mole in the Men in Black organization. 

“When I was cast, [people] were like, ‘MEN In Black? How do you reconcile that?’ The truth is, there’s always been really great women in these movies. It’s a continuation," says Thompson. If anything Thompson is just what the series needs, after all the original did come out in - brace yourself - 1997.

"There are challenges inherent in making it really fresh, new and original," she admits. "We have such a great foundation there... we just have to not screw it up," adds Hemsworth. 

On shelves from today, the new issue of Total Film also features Shazam, Alita: Battle Angel, The Lego Movie 2, The Punisher season 2, Star Trek Discovery season 2, plus interviews with Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie, Steve Carell, Armie Hammer, and many more.

(Image credit: Warner Bros/Total Film)

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Rachel Weber
Managing Editor, US

Rachel Weber is the US Managing Editor of GamesRadar+ and lives in Brooklyn, New York. She joined GamesRadar+ in 2017, revitalizing the news coverage and building new processes and strategies for the US team.