The actor told BBC News the movie is being worked on right now, but without him.
“Producers are working on it,” Smith told BBC News. “I’m not actually working on it. If it’s great, I’m into it.” When asked if there was a good chance he’d reconsider, Smith confesses, “Probably not.”
Besides the fact that he unassumingly dies at the end of the movie, he’s not interested in making any more sequels.
“I don’t want to be the sequel guy,” he recently said. “I figure I’ve got about six or seven more years where I can run and jump a little bit and then I’m going butt and gut for the rest of my career. Butt and gut,” he joked
That said, Smith isn’t ruling out a “Men in Black 4″ (or “Bad Boys 3″ and “Hancock 2,” for that matter). He would consider the projects only if there was a “groundswell of support” from fans and if, in the case of “MiB 3,” “people love this one.”
Based on Friday’s receipts, “MIB3″ will knock “The Avengers” out of the top spot for the first time in 4 weeks and will be new box-office champ, according Deadline’s Nikki Finke.
And, yes, Sony’s new #1 Memorial Weekend movie Men In Black 3 will beat Marvel’s The Avengers which is starting its 4th week in domestic release. But I can’t ignore rival studio claims that the 3D scifi laugher is not looking quite as strong as Hollywood thought for North America or overseas. At first this just seemed to be sour grapes. But now it’s clear that the 3D scifi laugher playing in very wide release of 4,248 theaters looks to open in the range of $18M-$20M today and only $65M to $75M for the 4-day holiday. That’s not anywhere close to the $90M which Hollywood thought this popular franchise could open its threequel. This now makes the 5th major studio release that has underperformed at the start of Summer 2012, though not as badly as the others. Even overseas, depending on who’s analyzing, MIB3 is a mixed bag.
Read/learn more at Deadline.
He told Access Hollywood that he’s totally unfazed by the rumors that have been floating around, saying he doesn’t take things like that to heart.
“It’s just a part of the game. I’m not going to play that part, but I can understand where somebody would have something in their heart where they have to stab at somebody, they have to poke at somebody, but I’m indestructible. You gonna hurt yourself stabbing at me,” he said.
His wife, Jada, recently shared the same idea, but admitted being celebrities is a difficult job that keeps the family apart at times.
“Before we had the kids, we were already far away from each other quite often because of separate projects,” she told the French magazine Gala.
In the meantime, the couple is thriving, and working hard in Hollywood.
Will’s latest movie, “Men in Black” is set to premiere on May 16.
The box office star has been offered the lead in “The City that Sailed,” which follows a New York-based magician and his estranged daughter who lives in the UK. When the girl discovers a magic room, Manhattan separates and starts to drift across the Atlantic Ocean.
According to Variety, “Men In Black” director Barry Sonnenfeld has signed on for the third outing, but is still seeking a director for Andrew Niccol’s screenplay. Smith’s “I Am Legend” helmer Francis Lawrence has previously been linked to the film.
Smith starred as Agent Jay in the first two “Men In Black” outings, which grossed a combined $1 billion worldwide.