Another day, another exciting thing from the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con International. This time, it’s the first official image from Paramount’s SpongeBob Squarepants: Sponge Out of Water 3D CG movie. The film is slated for a February 13, 2015 release and serves as the follow up to the 2004’s The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie.
The image teaser isn’t much, but it shows four of the franchise’s main characters – Patrick, Spongebob, Squidward, and Mr. Krabs – all decked out in superhero regalia and sporting six-pack abs. The image supports the initial description of the film as a hybrid CG/live action film that has the Bikini Bottom crew leaving their animated undersea world in order to transform into CG superheroes and fight a menace that is endangering their world.
“It’s a bold new world where no Sponge has gone before. I’m still getting used to it,” says Tom Kenny, who has voiced SpongeBob for 17 years. “You’ve seen someone in a certain way for so long… It’s just really different.”
“It’s the big climax of the movie,” says director Paul Tibbit. “They all come to shore in our world. And they transform themselves into an Avengers-type team to do battle. Their world is in jeopardy.”
Source: USA Today (via AWN.com)