Vertical Entertainment recently acquired the U.S. distribution rights to Henchmen, a new animated feature from writer and director Adam Wood. With a star-studded cast that includes Thomas Middleditch, James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Nathan Fillion, and Craig Robinson, this should definitely be worth checking out on VOD/Digital on October 9th.
Based on a story by Jay D. Waxman and Adam Wood, Henchmen is set in a world of super-villains, evil schemes and global domination - but 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.
Superhero movies have sadly been few and far between this year, so this animated adventure should be a breath of fresh air, and the trailer points to it being a funny, action-packed adventure.
That A-List cast is also impossible to ignore, and there are plenty of comic book movie veterans involved.
Check out the Henchmen trailer and poster below: