The Smurfs have led a relatively low profile over the past few years, aside from a few presenting gigs, but they are an important part of pop culture. Everyone knows that Smurfs are blue, cute, and approximately three apples high. They were first introduced in 1958 and continued to appear in comics, books and TV shows. Katy Perry was the iconic Smurfette in the 2011 CGI adaptation, and most recently, the little guys were featured in 2017 reboot Smurfs: The Lost Village. Since then, a lot has changed.

Paramount Pictures acquired the film rights to the franchise in 2021, which means a whole new Smurfs extended universe is in the works with the upcoming installment, The Smurfs Movie. But they will still be the Smurfs we all know and love.

Earlier this year at CinemaCon, director Chris Miller revealed work-in-progress footage, which is heavily inspired by the original comics.“The DNA in Peyo’s original drawings guide so many creative choices in the film,” Miller said. “It’s the blueprint for the kind of film I want to make. All of the action lines and thought bubbles from the comics are going in the movie, and the comics have inspired the style of animation to be fun and buoyant, with plenty of squash and stretch.”

Gather your smurfballs (that are a real thing) and get ready for a whole new Smurf-y adventure! Here’s everything you need to know about the upcoming reboot.

Plot

The Smurfs Movie is pretty mysterious at the moment, but we do know that it’s going to be a musical, featuring new tracks written and performed by Rihanna. Not only that, but the singer is also attached to produce and star as Smurfette. At CinemaCon, Paramount Chief Brian Robbins called Rihanna “the most legendary Smurfette ever,” as if anyone ever had any doubts.

According to the longline, the movie “sets out to answer one of life’s biggest questions: What is a Smurf?” so this could be an origin story, or one Smurf’s journey to self-discovery. Or it could be a Barbie situation where a Smurf becomes too self-aware. We’ll see.

Cast

Rihanna isn’t the only big name in The Smurfs Movie. Earlier this year, it was announced that the cast would include Nick Offerman, Natasha Lyonne, JP Karliak, Dan Levy, Amy Sedaris, Nick Kroll, James Corden, Octavia Spencer, Hannah Waddingham, Sandra Oh, Alex Winter, Billie Lourd, Xolo Maridueña, Kurt Russell, and John Goodman.

Release Date

The movie will hit theaters on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2025. Romance is alive and well.

Trailer

No trailer just yet! But you can watch some Smurfball to prepare.

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