The countdown for ‘A Change Is Coming’ is almost over as the most important superhero of our time is about to explode on the big screen. ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ hits theatres this Friday, 2nd June.
But, who is this hero? Where did he come from? We take a quick look at what looks to be a surprisingly feel-good movie.
What Is It About?
Well Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie is an animated superhero comedy movie.
Produced by Dreamworks Animation it is the story of two mischievous elementary school kids with highly active imaginations called George and Harold.
They hypnotise their mean school principal Mr Krupp to believe that he is Captain Underpants who is really a superhero character from a comic book that both George and Harold created together.
Captain Underpants is of course not your average superhero. He is an enthusiastic, slightly dimwitted superhero who, in case you didn’t guess by now, wears nothing but his underwear and cape.
Where Did This Idea Come From?
The idea actually came from the highly popular children’s novel series, Captain Underpants.
Written by both author and illustrator Dav Pikey the series has had enormous success with the series totalling 12 books and 3 spin-offs.
The series has won awards, been translated into over 20 languages and has sold millions of copies worldwide.
The main series ended in 2015 with the twelfth book but spin-offs and new stories are still being created by the author.
Who Is To Feature?
So what voices will expect to hear then?
Well, Kevin Hart, best known for his work in Ride Along (2014), The Wedding Ringer (2015) and Get Hard (2015) is to voice the young George with Thomas Middledtich, best known for Silicon Valley (2014-2017) and Kong: Skull Island (2017) to voice Harold.
Ed Helm who is best known for his work in The Office (2006 – 2013) as Andy Bernard and The Hangover (2009) as Stu is to play the voice of Captain Underpants.
This is to be DreamWorks Animations last film by 20th Century Fox as DreamWorks has now been acquired by Universal Pictures.
Reactions So Far
Excitement for the movie release is certainly growing with the official trailer almost on 10 million views with many commenting on their joyful childhood memories from reading the books.
Sadly that’s it for now everyone. We will be back to discuss our and your reactions to the movie upon its release so keep an eye on all of that to come but for now, that is everything for ‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ Everything You Need To Know.
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Author: Alexandria Gunn
Introducing the chief blogger of FanNews, Alexandria is an Ontario freelance writer, blogger and journalist who does all that while being a wife and mother of two girls.