Empire: A little more than a year ago, word arrived that Will Smith and Tom Holland would be lending their voices to new Blue Sky animated adventure Spies In Disguise. Now we know who will be joining them, as Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled and Masi Oka have all been announced as in the vocal cast.
A buddy comedy set in the sort of high-octane secret agent world usually occupied by James Bond and the rest, Spies In Disguise finds Smith as Lance Sterling, who, to quote the description is, “The world’s most awesome spy. Cool, charming and super-skilled, saving the world is his occupation. And nobody does it better.”
Then we have Holland’s Walter, who, as you might be able to guess, isn’t exactly on the same level, though he brings his own talents to the table. What he lacks in social skills, he makes up for in smarts, being the genius brain behind Sterling’s gadgets. But when events take an unexpected turn, the pair has to rely on each other in a new way.
There are no details on what the new cast will be bringing to the film, though we wonder whether Mendelsohn will once again be dipping into the Bad Guy bag, or if he’ll be a fellow hero.
Epic’s Nick Bruno and Ferdinand storyboard artist Troy Quane are sharing the directorial chores, with the film based on Lucas Martell’s short animated film Pigeon: Impossible (you can see it at this link). Spies In Disguise has shifted its release date, and will now arrive on 13 September next year.