20th Century Fox has released a new Spies in Disguise trailer. The upcoming animated comedy has Will Smith voicing super spy Lance Sterling, a spy whom everybody knows (although wouldn’t that defeat the point of being a spy?). When Lance drinks a formula from nerdy scientist Walter Beckett (Tom Holland), it turns Lance into a pigeon.
Blue Sky Studios never really made huge waves in the business—their biggest success was the forgettable Ice Age franchise—but now they seem even more irrelevant since 20th Century Fox is owned by Disney. Disney already has Pixar and Disney Animation Studios. They’re at the top of their game in animation. What purpose does a studio like Blue Sky serve when they turning out movies like Spies in Disguise where the hook is “Will Smith, but a pigeon”? Maybe Spies in Disguise will be a pleasant surprise instead of a bit of counter-programming for families with kids who are too young to see Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Or it could be the last gasp for Blue Sky unless they radically change the kind of movies they’re planning to make.
Check out the Spies in Disguise trailer below. The film opens December 25th and also stars 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 when events take an unexpected turn, this unlikely duo are forced to team up for the ultimate mission that will require an almost impossible disguise – transforming Lance into the brave, fierce, majestic… pigeon. Walter and Lance suddenly have to work as a team, or the whole world is in peril. “Spies in Disguise” flies into theaters this Christmas.