It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s….“Captain Underpants“? Don’t worry, it’s not some Marvel or DC hero you haven’t heard of. Rather, it’s the creation of best-selling author Dav Pilkey, which is now headed to the big screen in a new, animated movie. You know, for kids!
Nicholas Stoller (“Storks,” “Neighbors“) directs the film, which features the voices of Kevin Hart, Ed Helms, Thomas Middleditch, Nick Kroll, Jordan Peele, and Kristen Schaal, and tells the unlikely story of a new hero who wears an unlikely undergarment. Here’s the official synopsis:
Based on the worldwide sensation and bestselling book series, and boasting an A-list cast of comedy superstars headed by Kevin Hart and Ed Helms, DreamWorks Animation brings audiences the long-awaited global movie event, CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE. This raucously subversive comedy for the entire family tells the story of two overly imaginative pranksters named George and Harold, who hypnotize their principal into thinking he’s a ridiculously enthusiastic, incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
“Captain Underpants” opens on June 2nd.