The Incredibles is one of my favorite Pixar movies and in this time of countless superhero sequels and adaptations, most of which I have given up on, I’m actually really excited for Incredibles 2. So far, not much is known about the plot, but there is a general synopsis.
According to the EW, the film will focus on Helen Parr, a.k.a Elastigirl, becoming the face of a new campaign to bring the supers back into the spotlight, while husband Bob, Mr. Incredible, deals with infant Jack-Jack’s burgeoning myriad of superpowers.
The movie will be directed by Brad Bird, who also directed The Incredibles, and is the voice of one of the best fictional characters of the Pixar canon, Edna Mode (who will be returning in the film.)
All the voice actors, save for those of Dash and Rick Dicker, will be reprising their roles from the first film.
These are exceptionally good signs. I loved Helen Parr in the original film, and I know that there was some back story for her that couldn’t be explored in the film, so I really hope they can do it here. I like that the gender roles are swapped, which will give the film an interesting dynamic.
In the previous film, Helen’s abilities were extremely helpful in parenting, and Bob’s…less so. And knowing Pixar, it won’t be too anvilicious…meaning that the viewer won’t be hit over the head with over messages of “Girls can do anything boys can. And in heels” that was so prevalant in the 90’s and early 2000’s and has made a comeback today, for no real good reason.
What I’m even more excited for are the new characters: siblings Winston and Evelyn Deavor, Winston is a telecommunications bigwig who is head of the campaign to bring the supers back (and is obsessed with supers, in general.) Evelyn is the brains of the operation.
Helen will be joined by Voyd, a young super and fan of hers with the ability to “divert and manipulate objects around her by creating voids that allow the objects to appear and disappear, and shift in space.”
And the final new-comer is known simply as the Ambassador, a woman who is described as being a supporter of the return of the supers.
Considering Disney’s latest obsession with “twist” villains, this cast is interesting because all the newcomers have potential to be good antagonists.
So how would each of these characters be antagonists?
My first instinct would be to bet on Voyd as the villain. Despite there being absolutely nothing to go on right now, my theory would be Voyd is connected to Mirage, Syndrome’s assistant in the first film and the two don’t get along very well.
If this is the case, Mirage either resented Voyd for having powers while she lacked them, or Mirage has powers herself and the two don’t agree on how they should use them.
The fact that she is obsessed with Elastigirl definitely hints that she may be a parallel character to Syndrome, but as of right now, I don’t think she’ll be directly connected with him in any way.
If Evelyn is the villain, her backstory is easy: Her brother never really acknowledged her contributions to his company and took her for granted. She is furious about this and intends to ruin her brother’s company as revenge. On this note, I don’t think Winston is going to be evil. Misguided or black-mailed possibly, but not the actual villain.
The Ambassador also seems like too likely of a candidate to be the villain. I mean, obviously she could be. Her motive would be to pretend to be bringing the supers back when she really wants to destroy them all, but that’s been done more or less in Zootopia. So, I’m actually going to predict the Ambassador is part of something larger: not necessarily evil, but something that is major and could play a role in a third film. Basically, this woman’s gonna be a WASP-y lady Nick Fury. And it’s going to be awesome
Those are just theories, of course.
Actual predictions for the film:
-Violet and Dash won’t actually play a major role in the film. Very likely, they’ll be in B-plot of the film but they won’t get involved in Helen’s plot.
-Jack-Jack’s actual power will be revealed: i.e. transformation. It is a rare power.
-Helen’s arc will focus on her balancing her work life (superhero-ing) and family. At one point, her secret identity will be threatened and she’ll have to choose between keeping her identity secret and keeping her family safe.
-Edna Mode will show that she’s able to hold her own in a fight. It will be glorious.
-Sexism in the superhero industry will come up in some regard in the film. The idea that only guys can be superheros will be mentioned by someone who is obviously evil. They will likely get utterly pummeled in a fight.
-Frozone’s wife will be shown. She has electricity powers.
-There will be some variation of “Where is my supersuit?”
-There will be some reference to all the superhero movies that have come out recently.
Anyway, those are just some ideas. If you have any, let me know! When the official trailer comes out I’ll update predictions in a new post.
The film comes out June 15.
And that’s the scoop.