There aren’t many businesses that are better to be in than the Kevin Hart business right now.
Hart’s last animated movie, The Secret Life of Pets, grossed $875 million worldwide for Universal, and now 20th Century Fox has released the first trailer for CAPTAIN UNDERPANTS: THE FIRST EPIC MOVIE, which hails from DreamWorks Animation instead of Illumination Entertainment this time around.
Based on the bestselling book series by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants finds Hart and fellow funnyman Thomas Middleditch voicing George and Harold, two mischievous kids who hypnotize their mean elementary school principal Mr. Krupp and turn him into their comic book creation — a kind-hearted but incredibly dimwitted superhero named Captain Underpants.
Ed Helms lends his voice to the title character, and he’s joined by Jordan Peele, Kristen Schaal and Nick Kroll as the villainous Professor Poopypants.
David Soren directs from a script by Nicholas Stoller, and Universal will release the family-friendly (yet still subversive) comedy on June 2, the same day another superhero graces the big screen — Wonder Woman. Let’s hope theaters have room for two caped heroes that weekend!
Jeff Sneider | Editor in Chief