It didn’t take long (26 seconds) for Spongebob and the gang to give us the latest upcoming cameo in The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run, which is set for release in theaters in late May of this year.
The Superbowl pre-game promo certainly made use of the short spot to deliver a ton of juicy teasers about the new movie including the announcement that the multi-talented Snoop Dogg would be included in the cast.
Patrick and SpongeBob have a knack for making friends and the producers of the movie franchise also have a knack for lining up great talent for appearances with our favorite sponge and starfish.
In addition to Snoop Dogg, the first The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run trailer revealed that Keanu Reeves would be part of the cast and not for voice over. Reeves will actually be a live action character (well, a talking head) inside a tumbleweed. Other new characters that haven’t been revealed yet will be voiced by talented stars Awkwafina and Reggie Watts.
One of the biggest curiosities for us is who will play Plankton this time around. Some sites and fans have thrown out lots of theories, but mostly who they want for the role. Some of the ideas out there – Robert Downey Jr., Daniel Day Lewis, Edward Norton, and others. We will see.
Both trailers feature some great tunes including Motley Crue’s Kickstart My Heart, but the best thing about the music might be the composer that they landed for the production. None other than Hans Zimmer who did the music for most of the Pirates of the Caribbean films and is currently working on the score for the new Bond film, No Time to Die.
Sponge on the Run, looks to be a classic road trip buddy flick featuring SpongeBob and Patrick as they search for Gary, SpongeBob’s pet snail, who has gone missing. Tom Kenny (SpongeBob) and Bill Fagerbakke (Patrick) get the starring roles in the latest Bikini Bottom fiasco.
As the Superbowl pre-game trailer says, the film is chock full of stuff and characters – Robots, flashbacks, suspense, excitement, etc. Of course, it appears that all the usual gang from Bikini Bottom will be joining in the romp such as Squidward, Mr. Krabs, and Sandy.
As always, SpongeBob films are spontaneous so we will be waiting eagerly to see what other gems they toss us in the lead up to the release of the film. Mr. Krabs nailed it on the head when he said that the Superbowl promo “money was well spent”. We have been properly teased.