Details of the plot and other elements of Men in Black III(aka Men in Black 3D) are coming in courtesy of's Paul Tassi, who appears to have read the script. There are some minor spoilers to be found, but Tassi doesn't divulge the whole synopsis nor does he give away any of the ending. Not that it would be a big deal, you know how any installment of the MiB franchise concludes for the most part. Still, if you want to stay in the dark, don't read further. Or hope that after you read further you can use one of those memory-erasing doohickeys.

Most of what he shares is specifics about the time travel storyline, which brings Agent Jay (Will Smith) to 1969 in order to save a young Agent Kay (Josh Brolin). And while there, the duo reportedly interact with Andy Warhol, who is of course an alien (other aliens among us include Jimi Hendrix, Yoko Ono and Fidel Castro). Fish-out-of-time jokes apparently include stuff regarding Jay's race, though that seems just a bit out of place as late as '69.
Tassi also claims there is only one villain in the film, a "nightmare biker" type named Yaz, who goes back to kill the young Kay, which somehow will lead to the destruction of Earth. It's assumed this violent character is the one Jemaine Clement is playing, yet back when the Flight of the Conchords star was cast his role was listed as one of multiple villains, he being the "charming and creepy" Bruno.

One thing pointed out that I somehow never thought of is the issue with Brolin's age. The actor is clearly way too old to portray a version of Tommy Lee Jones from 40 years earlier. Or is Agent Kay a lot older than he looks, possibly from some alien age-defying aid? As Tassi says, these movies are too silly to bother thinking about their logic and authenticity. Regardless of their sense, and despite my thinking the first two are only so-so entertainments, I'm kind of excited about this sequel. Given the Back to the Future-like plot, I do hope they get Crispin Glover to reprise his The Doors role as Warhol for this, too.
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