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Henchmen brings Big Hero 6 and Incredibles vibes, but for wannabe baddies in latest trailer

By Jacob Oller
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Splitting the difference between Megamind and Minions on the supervillain job trajectory, Henchmen looks to give superhero fans a look at the little guys doing the dirty work...but in a heroic way. The trailer can explain this convuluted idea, where The Incredibles and Big Hero 6-esque animation vibes turn a wannabe baddie into (somehow) some sort of besuited superhero battling a villain.

Really, it'll all make sense in a second.

The feature debut from writer/director Adam Wood, who also provided the story alongside Jay D. Waxman, comes from Vertical Entertainment and looks to add a star-studded cast of voice actors to its servile super-academy. But Lester (Thomas Middleditch) is the henchman whose pursuit to join the Union of Evil takes a big enough turn that he ends up becoming a bit of a superbeing himself.

Take a look:

So Lester wants to be a bad guy, who will eventually become a supervillain, but then finds a powerful Iron Man-like suit and has to stop a supervillain from taking over...the supervillain island? Sounds like a guy that actually wants to be a hero and hasn't realized it yet (somehow), but that's probably besides the point. At least the cast of evil third-stringers is great.

Among those lending their voices to this super-project are James Marsden, Rosario Dawson, Alfred Molina, Will Sasso, Nathan Fillion, Rob Riggle, Jane Krakowski, Craig Robinson, and Bobcat Goldthwait — tons of comic talent riffing off lines that land somewhere between The Venture Bros. and the MCU in terms of self-awareness.

Fans also get a poster, which kinda has some Fortnite-vibes, right?

Henchmen trailer

Henchmen starts grappling with its super-morality when it hits On Demand on Oct. 9.

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