Forget any Marvel or DC film due for release next year, the real superhero film we should be hyped for is Captain Underpants!
Captain Underpants is one of the most controversial children's literary series ever written, but despite being banned in multiple schools across the country, Captain Underpants is about to get a big screen adaption thanks to DreamWorks.
The cast of the film was announced way back in 2014, but it wasn't until June this year that the hype started picking again when an image of the movie poster was revealed, giving fans their first glimpse of the Captain himself in all his tighty whitie glory:
The Captain Underpants series revolved around fourth grade class clowns George and Harold, who wrote their own comic book starring the superhero Captain Underpants. However, after George and Harold accidentally hypnotize their mean principal, Mr Krupp, Captain Underpants becomes real. Though at first Captain Underpants only believes he has superpowers, he later gains them after drinking "Extra Strength Super Power Juice" found on an alien spaceship.
The cast assembled to bring the fantastical Captain Underpants to the big screen is star studded, and with the film due for release on June 7, 2017 it seems like the perfect time to take a look at who will be playing the band of whacky personalities from Piqua, Ohio:
Ed Helms - Mr. Krupp / Captain Underpants
What you've seen/heard him in: The Office, The Hangover I, II and III, We're the Millers, Tiny Commando, The One Percent.
Comedian Ed Helms has landed the role of title character, Captain Underpants! He'll also voice his other identity, the mean Mr. Krupp, principal of Jerome Horwitz Elementary.
Kevin Hart - George Beard
What you've seen/heard him in: Scary Movie 3 and 4, Little Fockers, 35 and Ticking, 9mm, This Is the End, Ride Along 1 and 2, The Wedding Ringer, Get Hard, Central Intelligence.
Kevin Hart will voice George, the 9-and-three-quarters-year-old Jerome Horwitz Elementary student. George and his best friend Harold are the ones responsible for creating both the comic book character and real life Captain Underpants.
Kristen Schaal - Edith Anthrope
What you've seen/heard her in: Flight of the Conchords, Toy Story 3, Bob's Burgers, Despicable Me 2, Gravity Falls, The Last Man on Earth, BoJack Horseman.
Known for both her voice over and live-action acting, Kristen Schall will play Edith in Captain Underpants. EW reports that Edith is a lunch lady and also the primary love interest of Mr Krupp (a.k.a Captain Underpants). This differs slightly from the character of Edith in the books, who was the cruel school secretary.
Nick Kroll - Professor Poopypants
What you've seen/heard him in: Cavemen, Worst Week, Reno 911!, Get Him to the Greek, Little Fockers, American Dad!, Burning Love, Parks and Recreation, Kroll Show, The League, Sausage Party.
Nick Kroll is voicing the villain of Captain Underpants, Professor Poopypants. The professor has such a strange name due to coming from a foreign culture in which every person has a silly name. However, after his name was continually ridiculed by American student, the professor was driven insane and hatched a plan to give everyone on the planet a silly name.
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Thomas Middleditch - Harold Hutchins
What you've seen/heard him in: Beavis and Butt-Head, Matumbo Goldberg,The Campaign, The Kings of Summer, Jake and Amir, The Wolf of Wall Street, Search Party, Penn Zero: Part-Time Hero, The Final Girls, Joshy, Silicon Valley.
Harold will be voiced by Thomas Middleditch. Harold is George's best friend, and the 10-year-old is also a fellow student at Jerome Horwitz Elementary, a school which actively discourages fun.
Jordan Peele - Melvin
What you've seen/heard him in: MADtv, Chocolate News, SuperNews!, Wanderlust, Fargo, Key and Peele, Life in Pieces, Bob's Burgers, Keanu, Storks.
Jordan Peele will voice Melvin, the nerdy nemesis of George and Harold. Melvin is the top student at Jerome Horwitz Elementary, but he's also a tattletale, insistent on getting George and Harold in trouble.
Lesley Nicol - Nobel Prize Moderator
What you've seen/heard her in: A Touch of Frost, Hancock & Joan, The Bill, Heartbeat, Once Upon a Time, Free Birds, Sarah & Duck, Downton Abbey.
While we know Lesley Nicol will voice a noble prize moderator, unfortunately we don't know anything else about her character.
Captain Underpants is scheduled to hit cinemas June 2, 2017.