By now it’s safe to assume that everyone in the world is aware of the existence of Rovio’s Angry Birds through the video game franchise, the countless pieces of Angry Birds merchandise, or the slightly less popular cartoon series. Just in case you needed more, Sony wants to get you on board with their upcoming Angry Birds movie.
The logical thing for them to do to gain support is to announce a massive ensemble voice cast, so that’s exactly what they’ve done.
If you happened to play the Angry Birds game on any device that has a screen, then you might have found out about the cast a little earlier through gameplay reveals. Otherwise, Sony Pictures Animation issued a press release today for the rest of us.
In the release, Sony names Jason Sudeikis as the leader Red, Josh Gad as Chuck (yellow), Danny McBride as Bomb (black), Bill Hader as one of the pigs, Maya Rudolph as Matilda (white), and Peter Dinklage as the legendary Mighty Eagle.
Other cast members include Keegan-Michael Key, Kate McKinnon, Tony Hale, Ike Barinholtz, Hannibal Buress, Cristela Alonzo, Jillian Bell, Danielle Brooks, Romeo Santos, and YouTube stars Smosh (Ian Andrew Hecox and Anthony Padilla).
If that long list of celebrities wasn’t enough for you (savage), the first official image from the film has made it’s way online as well.
It definitely looks like something in the vein of Madagascar and Rio, though an actual plot synopsis has yet to be revealed. If I were to guess, I imagine there’ll be plenty of colorful birds spitting out silly one-liners as they angrily fly through the sky into the poorly reenforced structures of an unsuspecting group of green pigs. And it’ll probably be a huge success.
Angry Birds is written by Jon Vitti (Alvin and the Chipmunks, The Simpsons Movie). Directed by Fergal Reilly and Clay Kaytis. In theaters July 1, 2016.