All the fairy tale stuff youve been told about—centaurs, mermaids, unicorns, dragons? Theyre all present and accounted for in Pixars newest upcoming film Onward, a suburban tale about a world in which all those mythical creatures live together in a chill suburb. In a new teaser trailer, the film promises a universe in which mermaids casually live next door, dragons are basically domesticated pets, and unicorns are raccoon-like dumpster creatures, feasting on your trash if you leave it in your front yard without the lid on.
The story revolves around two elvish brothers, Ian and Barley (voiced by Tom Holland and Chris Pratt). Ian is the good-natured, responsible type, while Barley is more rebellious, a rock music-cranking, reckless-driving rebel. Together, they embark on some sort of quest to find the last scraps of magic left in the world.
Onward, written and directed by Dan Scanlon (Monsters University) also stars Octavia Spencer and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, though its not clear what roles theyre playing just yet. In a brief interview with People, Scanlon shed a bit more light on Holland and Pratts characters.
“We were looking for someone who could have this shy quality and someone who is good at being a little awkward. And Tom is great at that!” he said of the current Spider-Man actor. “And yet has a genuine sweetness to him that you really root for him.”
For Pratts character, meanwhile, Pixar was looking for “someone who was the exact opposite of that. Someone who could be wild and chaotic and out of control, but in a very charming and infectious way. And Chris Pratt is perfect for that. He has this ability to be both sort of wild and out of control but in a really lovable, fun, infectious way.” And, what do you know: after being in the Marvel family together for quite some time, Holland and Pratt already have a built-in brotherly chemistry. Onward hits theaters on March 6, 2020.
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