There’s no stopping the Tennysons!
At 15 years old, ‘Ben 10’, from the creative group known as Man Action, is Cartoon Network’s longest franchise, with animated reloads and movies, a live-action movie, comic books and a very successful range of merchandise. A true legacy, and it’s time for a whole new generation to fall in love with the sci-fi / superhero franchise through a new movie, ‘Ben 10 vs The Universe: The Movie’, which premieres this weekend in the UAE the cinemas are coming.
‘I think at the end of the day the show is just nice. It has a lot of heart. It’s about family … Ben is nothing without his family. And it really speaks to a lot of people. But also, it’s about defeating strangers and having fun while they do it, ‘producer Will Patrick said in an exclusive interview with Gulf News by phone from
In ‘Ben 10 vs The Universe: The Movie’, a troublesome meteor is moving towards Earth. Fortunately, a new feature in the Omnitrix (Ben Tennyson’s cool watch allows him to transform into various alien shapes) lets him into space to avoid danger. But of course, the meteor is not the flaming heap of rocks that Ben expected, and that’s where the movie really begins.
Asked if the pandemic was affecting production, Patrick said: ‘Yes and no. We basically completed the survey when it happened. But most of the editing happened when we were all home. But you know, we went through it. It was not too bad compared to maybe other productions. ”
Before the release of the film in the UAE on October 15, here is everything you need to know about ‘Ben 10 vs The Universe: The Movie’.
Vilgax is the Big Bad Evil Guy and Ben enters space
The octopus, galactic warrior known as Vilgax, was Ben’s arch-enemy forever, but Ben (pronounced by the famous Tara Strong) is now mistaken for the villain in space and must stand trial while Vilgax terrorizes the earth. Asked why Vilgax makes such a good villain for the franchise, Patrick said: ‘Ben is terrified of tentacles and Vilgax is all about tentacles! [Laughs.] It thus touches his deepest fears. But on a larger scale, Vilgax is a supervillain warrior who has taken over many planets, and the earth is just next in line. And you know, Ben’s just a ten year old with this special watch [that gives him powers]. So yes … On top of that, we can find out a little more about Vilgax’s backstory. ‘
The game is higher than ever
The latest version of the animated series ‘Ben 10’ on Cartoon Network, which started in 2016, is a lighter and funnier version of the original, which really tends to its sense of adventure and humor. But the new film certainly takes on a more serious tone, Patrick says. Ben enters the space. And he is separated from his family, which, as I said earlier, is his strength. So he really steps out of his comfort zone and works in an environment he was not used to. And you know, he’s facing Vilgax again. It is therefore quite high, ”says Patrick.
Azmuth, from the original series, returns for the movie
Azmuth, a native Galvan Prime (voiced by David Kaye), is the creator of the Omnitrix, the watch device that gives Ben his alien powers. The character’s DNA also allows Ben to transform into the small but formidable alien form Gray Matter. ‘I like grumpy Azmuth, who initially does not really care too much about Ben. “Azmuth is one of my favorite characters from the original series, so he was very personal to me,” Patrick said in a separate interview with SyFy Wire about the character.
Kevin Levin gets his moment to shine
Ben’s rival Kevin Levin (voiced by Greg Cipes), who also invented the Antitrix, has been a favorite character for years; and in ‘Ben 10 vs The Universe: The Movie’ the character gets his chance to protect the earth while Ben deals with more interstellar issues. Working with him are Ben’s cousin Gwen (Montse Hernandez), grandfather Max (Kaye) and Max’s partner Phil (John DiMaggio).
Meet new armor on Ben’s popular alien shapes
While Ben himself gets the cool Omni-Naut armor that can make him jump into space, his alien versions like Humungosaur, Heatblast and Shock Rock also get a new armor that gives them upgraded powers.
This is not the end of the road for Ben and his family
‘The summer is not over yet, so of course there will be more adventures. That’s about all I can say for now, ‘Patrick said, not giving further details.
Do not miss it!
‘Ben 10 vs The Universe: The Movie’ will hit theaters in the UAE on October 15.
Source: Gulf News