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The Venture Bros. Movie - What We Know So Far

Venture fans rejoice! Adult Swim's long running cult classic, the animated Jonny Quest parody "The Venture Bros." is getting a feature length movie to wrap up everything the prematurely canceled series could not.

In "The Venture Bros.," teenage twin brothers Hank and Dean Venture follow their scientist father Dr. Venture and his bodyguard Brock Samson along on their dysfunctional family escapades in a satirical take on child adventurers of old cartoons. The series, which is a perfect binge watch after a night out, ran on Adult Swim from 2003 to 2018 before falling victim to the pandemic and getting canceled in 2020.

In an interview with NPR at the time, co-creator Doc Hammer said, "In my deepest dreams, I want to be something like 'Star Trek,' where two years later people go 'The fans have spoken — you're coming back!' I'd be like hold on, let me dust off my idiocy and get right back to it."

Well, he got his wish in record time — it's been less than a year. Here's everything we know about the upcoming "The Venture Bros." movie.

When is the Venture Bros. movie release date?

Adult Swim has yet to give a release date for "The Venture Bros." movie. However, we do know that it will first be available for purchase on DVD, Blu-ray, and digital ownership, but after 90 days will become available for streaming on HBO Max and Adult Swim. Additionally, according to Collider, they announced the film along with two others that will bring back beloved Adult Swim staples: "Aqua Teen Hunger Force" and "Metalocalypse."

"The Venture Bros." has a history of taking a long time to produce, partly by its nature as animation and partly because its creators, Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer, took on many jobs themselves (via NPR). However, since Publick and Hammer were part way through writing Season 8 when the series was canceled, it's possible the writing process could be completed swiftly if they can use the same ideas for the movie. Still, fans shouldn't expect the movie until 2022 or later.

Who is in the cast of the Venture Bros. movie?

There has been no casting announcement yet for "The Venture Bros." movie, but we can bet on two particular voices coming back: Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer. As co-creators, writers, and executive producers of the series, they also lent their voices to much of the show. Publick played Hank Venture and The Monarch,  while Hammer voiced Billy Quizboy and Dr. Mrs. The Monarch. Publick and Hammer are also responsible for voicing many other characters, and "The Venture Bros." pretty much cannot exist without their involvement, so they will most likely be voicing their usual characters for the movie.

The rest of the series' core cast is rounded out with James Urbaniak as Dr. Venture, Michael Sinterniklaas as Dean Venture, and Patrick Warburton as Brock Samson, though Adult Swim has yet to say if they're reprising their roles. However, the series has had its fair share of big name guest stars, like Kate McKinnon, Bill Hader, and Stephen Colbert, so it's possible the movie will have a few cameos among its voice cast.

What is the plot of the Venture Bros. movie?

With "The Venture Bros." movie announcement, Adult Swim provided the following synopsis: "Doc's latest invention will either bankrupt the Ventures or launch them to new heights, as Hank searches for himself, Dean searches for Hank, The Monarch searches for answers, and a mysterious woman from their pasts threatens to bring their entire world crashing down on them" (via Collider).

Jackson Publick and Doc Hammer told NPR that they had written the Season 7 finale with the knowledge that they were getting an eighth season, but it was canceled while they were writing the scripts. So the Season 7 ending — with Hank Venture leaving the family — was never meant to be the end of the show.

"We would never end the show with one of our characters going away," Hammer said. "We have a character walking away from the Venture family, which is not the way Jackson and I think of the Ventures. There is love and family at the core of all this, and yes [it's] dysfunctional... but love and family is a deep part of our show. And to have somebody flip his gears and just go off in search for himself... that's not the kind of ending we would ever write. That doesn't feel good to me."

So, according to the synopsis, the movie is going to pick up after the events of Season 7 and hopefully wrap up the series in a way that's satisfying to both its creators and its fans.