‘Captain Underpants’ is a huge book series that includes 12 books, three spinoffs, and 70 million sold worldwide. For many young boys it’s their first book that they can connect with, so of course it’s getting a film franchise (finally).
The series (and film) follows two best friends, fourth-grade boys George Beard (Kevin Hart) and Harold Hutchins (Thomas Middleditch). The duo is constantly in trouble and always trying to find a way out of it. Unfortunately, their Principal Mr Krupp (Ed Helms) is kind of a hard ass and won’t let them prank the school. When Krupp wants to separate the boys, they hypnotize him and it ends up working. They turn him into their made up hero, Captain Underpants. He thinks he’s a real hero and ends up trying to fight actual bad guy Professor Poopypants (Nick Kroll).
It’s not going to win any awards with names like Underpants and Poopypants, but you better believe young boys will love the film.
‘Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie’ will release June 2, 2017.