Tommy Lee Jones Briefly Discusses Men in Black 3 and Captain America
02.15.11 by Ryan
While Tommy Lee Jones often appears in indie dramas such as the recently released HBO movie The Sunset Limited, he also is no stranger to big-budget, comic book adaptations such as the upcoming Captain America: The First Avenger and the sequel Men in Black. Jones has already completed his work as Colonel Chester Phillips in Captain America, but recently told Vulture that he has "probably about a week to go" on Men in Black III and is having a good time in the process.
Men in Black is a hell of a lot of fun. I can’t think of any better company than Will Smith or [director] Barry Sonnenfeld. It’s just a pure joy all day, every day.
Jones didn't exactly refuse to discuss the plot of the Men in Black sequel, instead he revealed that he has no idea "what the plotline is," admitting that "there are vast pieces of the script yet unwritten." While it is common knowledge that the movie will see Agent J (Will Smith) travel into the past to meet the younger Agent K (played by Josh Brolin). Jones would not say if that meant his character would perish early in the movie.
Well, that’s a strange concept. I don’t want to say too much about the movie because I don’t know a lot and I would like for audiences to anticipate buying a ticket.
With Jones deciding not to reveal much about Men in Black III, either out of stubbornness or a lack of knowledge, Jones moved on to describing his character for Captain America.
The character I play is the one you’ve seen in a thousand movies: the gruff, skeptical officer overseeing a team of talented, slightly sarcastic, specially talented soldiers.
Jones says his character, who recruits Steve Rogers into the Project: Rebirth program, which turns him into Captain America, is at first "skeptical" of Captain, and "then convinced," then added no further details about the movie.
And they say Jones doesn't like to to do interviews.