When Will Ferrell and Adam McKay are looking to take a piece of the lucrative superhero pie, you know that genre is far from its saturation point. Ferrell and McKay are producing an animated feature film, entitled Henchmen, co-written and directed by former Pixar animator Adam Wood. Although the film will not be unveiled until 2016, Wood created this short film, entitled Henchmen: Ill Suited, to give us a taste of the universe the feature film will be set in. Henchmen: Ill Suited involves a janitor who accidentally makes a big mess at the super-villain museum in which he works. When one of the exhibits, containing a super-suit, opens up as a result, the janitor’s life is unexpectedly sent in a direction that he never imagined. An effective teaser of things to come, it will be interesting to see if both Wood and Bron Studios transfer the energy on display in the short to the full length film.
Henchmen: Ill Suited
Director: Adam Wood / USA / 2014 / 4 Minutes