Everyone knows Owen Wilson isn’t exactly a secret superhero dad in the mold of Iron Manbut what is the new movie Secret headquarters presupposes is that…maybe it is? On Friday, August 12, 2022, Paramount+ will release the new audience-pleasing family film, Secret headquartersin which Wilson plays Jack Kincaid, who, unbeknownst to his son Charlie (Walker Scobell) is actually a superhero who is part of the “Guardians”.
Secret headquarters isn’t the greatest superhero movie of all time, but it’s a perfect superhero movie for slightly older kids (7+) to watch with their parents, maybe even as their first live-action superhero cinematic experience. Although Jack’s armor really reminds you of Tony Stark, most of Secret headquarters derives more of its stakes and tone from something like The Incredibles. In other words, the Guardians’ outrageous vehicles have closer technology, it’s the plausibility of paw patrol than James Bond.
“It’s always a bit of a challenge trying to find a movie that, you know, the parents are going to like and the kids are going to like as well,” Wilson said. Paternal. “I feel like this one is doing a good job. I first read the script, it made me laugh so much.
The page’s laughter extended to the set as well. Although Wilson is a father of three children in real life, secret headquarters, Jack’s son, Charlie, is played by Walker Scobell, who before Secret headquartersjust starred in Netflix’s Time Travel with Ryan Reynolds; The Adam Project.
“We were always joking on set,” Scobell says. “If we needed to be laughed at, we’d say ‘two dragons’, from Starsky and Hutch. Or we would sing The wolf of Wall Street.”
Scobell agrees that Secret headquarters is a good combination for parents and kids to enjoy side by side, but note that some of the jokes are 100% for dads, and some are for kids.
Owen Wilson’s Best Dad Joke
This all led to a very important question for Owen Wilson, a man who can make even the worst joke hilarious simply by his brilliant delivery. Does Owen Wilson have a dad joke?
“Yeah, I mean dad jokes are actually supposed to be wrongright?” said Wilson. “Well, I mean, I guess I have one: what did the big tomato say to the little tomato?”
Wilson pauses, then delivers the punchline as only he can: “You better ketchup.”
Where to stream Secret headquarters
The new superhero movie, in which Owen Wilson is a secret superhero father, Secret Headquarters, debuts on Paramount+ on Friday, August 12, 2022.