It's been almost ten years since the "Men in Black" franchise has seen in the inside of a movie theater, so it's not surprising that the studio behind the third installment is looking for a little help from certain celebrities to generate some considerable buzz. What better way to drum up interest than to toss a few pop culture icons into the flick? People were amused with Michael Jackson's cameo in "MIB II", so why not rework, retool, and reuse that formula once again?
Director Barry Sonnenfeld, the man responsible for bringing all three films to the big screen, has announced that both Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga will portray aliens in his upcoming summer blockbuster "Men in Black III". The two are arguably the biggest pop stars in the entire charted galaxy at the moment, so why not put their collected star power to good use? From a marketing standpoint, it makes perfect sense.
Oh, and filmmaker Tim Burton is in there, too, which means that Johnny Depp will definitely be attending a screening.
In a recent interview with Collider, Sonnenfeld stated that Bieber, Gaga, and the eternally peculiar Burton would all have small cameos in the flick.
"In this [installment] there are a few people that you'll see up on the surveillance board, including Lady Gaga, Tim Burton, who probably knows more about aliens than I do, and let's see who else... Justin Bieber. The challenge is getting celebrities that are famous, will give you permission and won't be like 'Who's that guy?' in 10 years," the director explained.
People are obviously excited about this news, as you can tell from the Tweets you see embedded below. Some are genuinely excited, others are downright snarky. Then again, this is coming from Twitter, so what did you expect? Enjoy.
Lol... it's been confirmed that Bieber will have an appearence in MIB3 as an alien. Wow.
If he is an alien, Bieber might get turned into slime!
Justin bieber will be in men in black 3 as an Alien! Lord! This kid is taking everything! Its sad!!!!!!!
I'm not even wondering about their acting capabilities oo!! LADY GAGA FINALLY GETS TO BE AN ALIEN AND BIEBER TOO!!! I bet they are SO happy.