Tom Holland Turns Will Smith Into a Pigeon in New “Spies in Disguise” Trailer

20th Century Fox’s Blue Sky Studios is working hard to repeat the success they saw with the global juggernaut Ice Age.  Though last year’s Ferdinand didn’t quite live up to the hype the studio is hoping to get back on course, this time by way of Spies in Disguise, an oddball comedy starring Will Smith and Tom Holland.

Inspired by Lucas Martell’s 2009 short, the film follows super-spy Lance Sterling (Smith) and scientist Walter Beckett (Holland), complete opposites in nearly every way imaginable, as they are forced to team up on a huge case thanks entirely to an unplanned experiment that has turned Lance into a cute, tiny…pigeon.  Though the most common bird in the world is a great disguise, it limits Lance’s ability to, you know…spy.  This, in turn, sets off a wild and crazy adventure filled with, well…I’m not entirely sure.

The film’s new trailer focused almost entirely on Lance’s transformation, bypassing any plot reveal detailing the ultimate mission that will likely take up the majority of the film.  Whether this is clever advertising or an enormous oversight will only be understood when the film hits theaters this Christmas.

Since Disney’s acquisition of 20th Century Fox earlier this year, there has been much speculation as to whether the powerhouse studio will maintain Blue Sky.  Spies in Disguise has already been pushed from its original September 13 release, and many believe that the success of this film could go a long way in determining the future of the Greenwich, Connecticut studio.  No pressure.


About Stephen Davis

Stephen Davis
I owe this hobby/career to the one and only Stephanie Peterman who, while interning at Fox, told me that I had too many opinions and irrelevant information to keep it all bottled up inside. I survived my first rated R film, Alive, at the ripe age of 8, it took me months to grasp the fact that Julia Roberts actually died at the end of Steel Magnolias, and I might be the only person alive who actually enjoyed Sorority Row…for its comedic value of course. While my friends can drink you under the table, I can outwatch you when it comes iconic, yet horrid 80s films like Adventures in Babysitting and Troop Beverly Hills. I have no shame when it comes to what I like, and if you have a problem with that, then we’ll settle it on the racquetball court. I see too many movies to actually win any film trivia contest, so don’t waste your first pick on me. My friends rent movies from my bookcase shelves, and one day I do plan to start charging. I long to live in LA, where my movie obsession will actually help me fit in, but for now I am content with my home in Austin. I prefer indies to blockbusters, Longhorns to Sooners and Halloween to Friday the 13th. I miss the classics, as well as John Ritter, and I hope to one day sit down and interview the amazing Kate Winslet.