What kid doesn’t dream of waking up someday and discovering they’re actually a superhero? If that’s not possible, though, there are other ways to find out life is way cooler than you thought. For example, you can discover your dad is actually a superhero himself. That’s the premise for Secret Headquarters, Paramount+‘s upcoming family-friendly action film starring Owen Wilson. But the movie’s first trailer shows why you should definitely make sure your kid stays out of your hidden underground layer full of alien technology. Especially when sinister forces are looking to steal them.
Super powers aren’t real. (We’re fairly certain.) But Walker Scobell sure does get to pretend they are a lot. He played the childhood version of R yan Reynolds time-traveling warrior in The Adam Project. And he recently got tabbed to star as the demigod Percy Jackson in the upcoming Disney+ series based on the young adult novels. Now he’ll play a kid who learns his absentee father is actually saving the world when he’s away on business. With no one home to stop him and his friends, though, they’re going to cause some big problems when they start using his dad’s secret tech. Here’s the film’s official synopsis:
While hanging out after school, Charlie and his friends discover the headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero hidden beneath his home. When villains attack, they must team up to defend the headquarters and save the world.
Secret Headquarters is the latest from co-directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Project Power, Nerve, Catfish). It also stars Jesse Williams (Take Me Out), Keith L. Williams (Good Boys), Momona Tamada (The Baby-Sitters Club), Abby James Witherspoon (Hot Pursuit), and Kezii Curtis (Charm City Kings). And standing opposite Wilson’s superhero dad as his main enemy is fellow Marvel alum Michael Peña.
That’s why we’re really jealous of all these kids. Finding out your parent is actually the world’s greatest hero is cool. But hanging out with Owen Wilson and Michael Peña isn’t far behind.
Secret Headquarters comes exclusively to Paramount+ on August 12.