Like Home Alone But With Superheroes: Owen Wilson Will Star in Secret Headquarters

So there’s this kid, and it turns out there’s a superhero headquarters under his house. When bad guys attack—as they always do—he and his friends have to defend the superhero hideout.

Okay, so they’re not home alone, exactly, but the vibe is similar. Secret Headquarters is the next film from Project Power directors Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman, and Deadline reports that Owen Wilson has just signed on to star in the “high concept family action movie.” Jerry Bruckheimer is producing the film, so you know the “action” part of that description is certainly accurate.

Secret Headquarters was originally a screenplay by Christopher Yost (Thor: Ragnarok), and is being rewritten by directors Joost and Schulman and Josh Koenigsberg (Hulu’s High Fidelity). Not much is known about the plot, including who Wilson will be playing—but presumably these kids have parents. “Exhausted dad, possibly with secret identity” is right in Wilson’s wheelhouse.

Wilson is about to make his Marvel debut (pictured above) in Loki, which premieres a month from tomorrow on Disney+. The Wes Anderson staple is also in the director’s upcoming The French Dispatch, where his character is delightfully named “Herbsaint Sazerac,” and he co-stars with Jennifer Lopez in the upcoming rom-com Marry Me, adapted from Bobby Crosby’s graphic novel.

Further details about Secret Headquarters, including production schedule and release date, are, uh, secret.


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