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Will Smith’s name is undoubtedly attached to the Men in Black film series with a granite rope but now, the Sony studios will have to find a new leading charmer.

In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, filmmaking power couple Walter Parkes and Laurie MacDonald revealed their plans to remake the alien-neutralizing space bonanza without the A-lister.

THR: You produced Men in Black. Has there been talk of reviving that franchise with the new Sony regime?

PARKES: We’re in the middle of it. It’s very active.

THR: Is Will Smith going to be part of it?

PARKES: Most likely no.

MACDONALD: It will be reinvented as a trilogy.

The pair also spoke on an upcoming Tom Hanks’ thriller titled The Circle and the Dreamworks slump.

As for Smith, he will be appearing in the NFL scandal-baring film Concussion this fall and viewers may still have a chance in seeing him in the Independence Day sequel.

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