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Owen Wilson may have found his home in the superhero genre. He was a hit in the MCU series. Loki, in which he returns in the second season. He also has a new film on Paramount+ called secret headquarters. The film is basically like Spy Kids. In a family comedy, a child discovers the secret lair of the world’s most popular superhero. The family comedy has performed well on the streaming platform. So good, in fact, that he has now set an incredible record. The film became the most viewed original film in its first week of release in Paramount+ history. This is huge considering that the platform hosts extremely popular movies such as Beavis and Butthead Make the Universe and numerous South Park records.
secret headquarters broke records for the most views on the streaming platform, prompting a response from Paramount Streaming’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer Domenic DiMeglio. According to DiMeglio, “We’re thrilled that viewers have fallen in love with this fun and exciting adventure.” That’s good news for Owen Wilson, who could be asked to reprise the role in the sequel.
As mentioned before, secret headquarters follows Charlie (Walker Scobell) and his friends, who accidentally discover that Charlie’s father is a superhero known as the Security Guard (Owen Wilson). The guard gets his powers from an alien artifact that Charlie and his father Jack grew up on top of Jack’s job as a superhero taking precedence over his relationship with his son. Jack tries to fix this by letting Charlie bring his friends Berger, Lizzie and Maya. However, the kids stumble upon Jack’s secret lair. A villain named Ansel Argon discovers the lair and tries to protect his suit for nefarious purposes. The kids fight back using Jack’s gadgets. Without spoiling the rest of the movie, everyone can watch the movie on Paramount+ right now.
Along with Owen Wilson and Walker Scobell as Jack Kincaid and Charlie Kincaid in secret headquarters they are Jesse Williams, Kate L. Williams, Momona Tamada, Michael Peña, Abby James Witherspoon, Keziah Curtis and Jesse Muller. Secret Headquarters was directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Shulman. Yost and Shulman are part of a directorial team that previously directed Project Strength, Paranormal Activity 3as well as nerve.
Walker Scobell certainly made a name for himself after starring opposite Ryan Reynolds in Project Adam. Now he is filming secret headquarters with Owen Wilson and will become the new Percy Jackson in the reboot franchise. Perhaps it is thanks to him that the film received such a huge status at Paramount +. Well, that and his sarcastic humor paired with Wilsons. This is definitely a winning combination.
The Owen Wilson-directed film is doing a big job for Paramount+ that could warrant an immediate sequel. secret headquarters is currently streaming on the platform in the US and Canada, with plans to ship the film to international markets later this year given they have Paramount+. The action-packed family comedy is a fun sight to behold, especially for those who remember Robert Rodriguez’s great acting. Spy Kids was. It’s so good.