It may almost be 2019, but thanks to Disney’s latest announcement, we are already dreaming of 2020. It was announced today that Tom Holland (Spider-Man) and Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy) will be teaming up for a Disney Pixar movie called Onward where they will not only be playing a couple of elves… but brothers. It’s truly a dream scenario for anyone who has completely fallen in love with the two actor’s adorable charm and wit over the years.
According to the press release from Disney, Onward is “set in a suburban fantasy world and introduces two teenage elf brothers who embark on an extraordinary quest to discover if there is still a little magic left out there.”
Also joining the film are Veep’s Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Academy Award winner Octavia Spencer, essentially making Onward’s voice cast pretty much perfect. Producer Kori Rae was absolutely raving about the star-studded cast in the press release.
On Pratt: “Chris brings equal parts huge heart and fantastic humor to his character.”
On Holland: “Holland has an infectious charm and sincerity that makes you root for him in every character he plays.”
On Spencer: “Spencer can do it all. We’re especially excited about the depth as well as humor that she brings to her character.”
On Louis-Dreyfus: “There is no one funnier than Julia, but she also brings a warmth and loving side to her character.”
Fans were recently treated to Holland and Pratt on screen together in this year’s Avengers: Infinity War where their respective heroes Spider-Man and Star-Lord shared some scenes together on Titan. Unfortunately, both characters fell victim to Thanos’ snap so their future in Avengers: Endgame remains a mystery at the moment.
Holland announced the film on his Instagram account earlier in the day as well. “It is announcement time! I am so excited. I’ve been trying to keep this a secret for so long…and I just can’t do it anymore. I am lucky enough to be making a Pixar movie…I’m so excited I finally get to share this with you. Let’s make a great movie!”
Aside from last year’s Coco, Onward marks Pixar’s first film since 2015 that was not a sequel. Following The Good Dinosaur, fans were treated to Finding Dory, Cars 3, and this past year’s Incredibles 2. On the horizon is Toy Story 4, which is set to hit theaters next June.
So, what do you think? Are you excited about Pixar’s new film? Onward is currently set to hit theaters on March 6, 2020!