The Incredibles still stands as one of my all-time favorite animated movies, and one of my all-time favorite superhero movies. With the coming release of Incredibles 2, everyone wants to know what Brad Bird and company will bring our way. Last night, we got our first look at the new trailer.
Everyone’s favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible. Directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.
What’s most interesting, and what will probably cause a number of people to complain, is the fact that Mr. Terrific becomes the stay at home dad, thus focusing on a changing family dynamic, and forcing him to deal with the fact that everyone in the family is incredible, not just him. There is also a more subtle absentee father discussion going on in this movie, that will ultimate discuss the need for a strong father figure who is actively present in children’s lives. I think this is a fantastic way to approach this next evolution of the super-hero that also reflects changes in today’s society. I guarantee you not everyone else will like this approach to the story, and there will be a number of videos and posts that appear online over the next week complaining about this.