Vertical Entertainment has shared the first trailer for its upcoming animated action-comedy movie titled Henchmen. The story follows a clumsy henchman with dreams of becoming a super-villain, but instead, his destiny leads him to become a hero.
The movie has an impressive voice cast that includes James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Thomas Middleditch, as well as Nathan Fillion, Jane Krakowski, Rob Riggle, Bobcat Goldthwait, Alfred Molina, Will Sasso, and Craig Robinson.
The film was written and directed by Adam Wood in his feature-length film debut, and it’s based on an original story he wrote with Jay D. Waxman. Here’s the synopsis:
In a world of super-villains, evil schemes and global domination, someone has to take out the trash. Welcome to the world of Henchmen, third class. When Lester (Middleditch), a fresh-faced recruit, joins the Union of Evil, he is assigned to a motley crew of blue-collar workers led by fallen henchmen Hank. But when Lester accidentally steals a super villain’s ultimate weapon, Hank must break his risk-nothing code to save the boy he’s befriended, even if it means becoming the one thing he has always avoided: a hero.
When previously talking about the film, Rich Goldberg, co-president of Vertical Entertainment, said of the film:
“There is a lot of heavy stuff happening in the world right now, so it’s exciting for us at Vertical to share a film that can provide some levity and laughs for everyone in the family. Henchmen marries the fun of an animated movie with the excitement of superhero flick, and we think it’ll be a perfect movie for anyone to gather around safely at home.”
Henchmen is getting a virtual and VOD release in the US this fall on October 9th.