Leading Tamil actor Arya's next film, Captain, is a science-fiction venture and marks his second collaboration with hit director Shakti Soundar Rajan after their Teddy, which was released last year. The upcoming film produced by the Enemy actor under his The Show People banner in association with Think Studios is currently in its post-production stages. With an intriguing first look released last month, Shakti Soundar Rajan announced on Monday the release date of the sci-fi venture, while also informing fans that the film's pre-release business has begun. Revealing Arya's Captain release date to be September 8, the filmmaker further stated that actor-politician Udhayanidhi Stalin's Red Giant Movies has acquired the TN theatrical rights for the film. 

Udhayanidhi's Red Giant Movies has been on top in recent times releasing blockbuster star films like 'Superstar' Rajinikanth's Annaatthe, Suriya's Etharkkum Thunindhavan, the Prabhas, and Pooja Hegde-starrer Radhe Shyam, 'Thalapathy' Vijay's Beast, and more recently Kaathuvaakula Rendu Kaadhal starring Vijay Sethupathi, Nayanthara and Samantha, and Sivakarthikeyan's Don. The reputed production-distribution banner will also be presenting Kamal Haasan's Vikram and Madhavan's Rocketry: The Nambi Effect next, and Arya's Captain too has now joined the ranks. Check out the Captain release date announcement below: 

Shakti Soundar Rajan, who is known for his ambitious films and stories, is once again presenting a challenging concept to Indian and Tamil audiences with his Captain, which will reportedly deal with a whole new creature on the lines of an alien species. The director's latest announcement has also revealed the name of Arya's character in the film to be Captain Vetri and it will be interesting to see what the duo have in store ahead for fans. The Captain first look poster received huge positive feedback from fans, with many on social media discussing and raising speculations about the story and the characters. 

2021 was a largely successful year for Arya after his knockout performance in Pa. Ranjith's Sarpatta Parambarai. He will be looking to hit the bullseye with Captain and so will Shakti Soundar Rajan, who previously directed films like Miruthan, Tik Tik Tik, and Teddy. Launched last October, the film has Arya paired opposite Jagame Thandhiram heroine Aishwarya Lekshmi, with the ensemble cast also featuring actress Simran playing a pivotal character, followed by Kavya Shetty, Thyagarajan, Harish Uthaman, Gokul, and Bharath Raj among others in major supporting roles. Captain also marks the fourth consecutive occasion Shakti Soundar Rajan has teamed up with chart-buster composer D. Imman and he too is expected to churn out hit tunes once again.