Fifteen years after they first made this look good, the Men in Black will return to cinemas on May 25 for the third installment in the sci-fi franchise. But one thing has changed over the last decade and a half — the film’s star isn’t so much a rapper anymore. Thus it will be Pitbull, not Will Smith (nor any of his other musical family members) providing the film’s theme song. Men in Black 3 will find the “Candy” man following up Big Willie’s “Men in Black” and “Black Suits Comin’ (Nod Ya Head)” with the new track “Back in Time.” Find out more below.
In our estimation, the Men in Black soundtracks have not withstood the test of time, and we can’t even remember the last time we heard a song that so blatantly exists solely to promote a summer blockbuster. (Oh, yes we can. It was 1997′s “Men in Black.”) So even though we might have preferred some sort of next-generation Willow and Jaden collaboration, Pitbull seems a worthy enough successor.
Pitbull’s “Back in Time” will drop Monday, sampling Micky and Sylvia’s 1956 tune “Love is Strange.” Tell us what you think of Pitbull taking over for the Fresh Prince on Facebook, Twitter or in the comments.