Megamind Trailer

Brad Pitt as a superhero! Finally. Well, a DreamWorks “parody” anyway. Looking at the trailer, the Superman and Lex Luthor influence is strong. It could be hilarious, but will probably appeal to kids more than adults, or at least fanboys with kids perhaps. It opens November 5 and also stars Will Ferrell, Tina Fey and Jonah Hill. The official description sounds like something from a new Mark Millar series.

From the studio that brought you “Shrek,” “Madagascar” and “Kung Fu Panda.” “Megamind” is the most brilliant supervillain the world has ever known. And the least successful. Over the years, he has tried to conquer Metro City in every imaginable way. Each attempt, a colossal failure thanks to the caped superhero known as “Metro Man,” an invincible hero until the day Megamind actually kills him in the throes of one of his botched evil plans. Suddenly, Megamind has no purpose. A supervillain without a superhero. He realizes that achieving his life’s ambition is the worst thing that ever happened to him.