When it comes to superhero media, Owen Wilson has previous experience in this field starring opposite Tom Hiddleston in Disney+’s Loki series. While Wilson will be back as Mobius M. Mobius in Loki Season 2, the actor will soon go to original superhero story territory with Secret Headquarters, which will be available for Paramount+ subscribers to check out. With roughly a month to go until the upcoming movie’s release, the first Secret Headquarters trailer has arrived, giving us our first taste of Wilson as a full-fledged superhero.
Unlike Loki, which operate in PG-13 territory, Secret Headquarters is targeted towards a younger demographic, with the story following Walker Scobell’s Charlie Kincaid, the son of Owen Wilson’s character. The general public was introduced to Scobell through Netflix’s The Adam Project, and he’s also leading Disney+’s upcoming Percy Jackson series, but Secret Headquarters sees him playing an adolescent who thinks his dad is just an IT guy who has to go on a lot of work conferences. He soon finds out that his dad’s a lot more interesting than he lets on.
While hanging out with some friends at his dad’s place after school unsupervised, Charlie discovers that Owen Wilson’s character had his own cool superhero lair underneath his home filled with cool technology. Since they’re youths, Charlie and the gang decide to take some of this tech out for a spin, but that puts them on the radar of Michael Peña and Jesse Williams’ characters, who want this tech for themselves. Eventually Charlie’s dad gets wind of what’s going on, and he’ll have to team up with his son and his friends to make sure that this tech, including an alien power source that chose him to be Earth’s guardian, doesn’t end up in the wrong hands.
Along with the aforementioned actors, Secret Headquarters’ cast includes Momona Tamada, Keith L. Williams, Abby James Witherspoon (Reese Witherspoon’s niece) and Kezii Curtis. Behind the cameras, Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman directed the feature and worked on the script with Christopher L. Yost and Josh Koenigsberg off a story that Yost put together. This will be Paramount+ (opens in new tab)’s sixth original movie of 2022, with The In Between, Three Months, Jerry & Marge Go Large and Beavis and Butthead Do the Universe having already come out, and Honor Society set for release on July 29.
Secret Headquarters premieres on Paramount+ on August 12. While we wait for it to hit the platform, look through the lineup of Paramount+ movies and Paramount+ shows are available to watch now. Owen Wilson fans can also look forward to him starring in the Haunted Mansion reboot, which comes out on March 10, 2023.
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