Blue Sky and 20th Century Fox have released the first trailer for Spies in Disguise. The upcoming animated film features Will Smith as super spy Lance Sterling, who has an array of cool gadgets and tricks at his disposal, all of which become completely worthless when scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) turns Lance into a pigeon.
Here’s the thing about Blue Sky: they’re fine. They don’t make memorable movies, but they had a huge hit with the Ice Age franchise, and that’s largely what they’ve turned out aside from a few other movies like Robots, Rio, Epic, and Ferdinand. It’s about as middle-of-the-road as animated family films get, but sometimes you just need to keep a kid entertained for ninety minutes. I get it. And if what that requires is turning Will Smith into a pigeon, so be it. At the very least, in terms of an animated movie for Smith, it doesn’t have a high bar to clear after the abysmal Shark Tale.
Check out the Spies in Disguise trailer below. The film opens September 13, 2019 and also features the voices of Ben Mendelsohn, Karen Gillan, Rashida Jones, DJ Khaled, and Masi Oka.
Here’s the official synopsis for Spies in Disguise:
Super spy Lance Sterling (Will Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) are almost exact opposites. Lance is smooth, suave and debonair. Walter is… not. But what Walter lacks in social skills he makes up for in smarts and invention, creating the awesome gadgets Lance uses on his epic missions. But when events take an unexpected turn, Walter and Lance suddenly have to rely on each other in a whole new way. And if this odd couple can’t learn to work as a team, the whole world is in peril. SPIES IN DISGUISE is an animated comedy set in the high-octane globe-trotting world of international espionage.