For fans eager for more from the Disney-Pixar modern fantasy film “Onward,” we’ve got an early gift for you this holiday season. Not only did Disney just drop a new trailer (over two minutes long!), but they’ve also finally given us a face to go with the half-magicked body of the protagonists’ father.
But before we spoil too much, check out the trailer below — because it reveals a lot.
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Even for a two-minute promo, the second trailer certainly seems to have ditched all the mystery that the original teaser and trailer were attempting to conjure. So, let’s split apart this spell, shall we?
Yep, we’ve finally got a face to place with the autonomous pair of tan slacks and purple socks. He looks enough like both his boys, though as we know by the first trailer, Ian Lightfoot (voiced by Tom Holland) has no recollection of his father while his brother, Barley Lightfoot (voiced by Chris Pratt), only remembers the odd detail about his old man from childhood.
Corey the manticore was introduced in the first trailer, but now we know she’s also the gal who sends the boys on their ultimate quest. As she explained to their mother, “I told them about the map, I told them about the gem, I told them about the curse. Ah! I forgot to tell them about the curse!” Queue mom and manticore embarking on a rescue road trip.
Can we just say that Laurel Lightfoot (voiced by Julia Louis-Dreyfus) seems pretty cool? The trailer sees her rushing after her reckless sons (“Your boys are in grave danger!”), wielding a giant sword as she steps up after Corey goes down, and maybe even saving the day. Not a huge surprise that Pixar would take the opportunity to transform a traditional boys’ bonding trip into a fable including not only women, but the single parent who has been raising her children alone all this time rather than have the absentee parent steal the spotlight in a backward prodigal son story line.
Either way, we hope you’re just as excited for this movie as before. We’ll let you know if another trailer drops, but until then, “Onward” debuts in theaters Friday, March 6, 2020.