More details have been coming to light for Pixar’s long-awaited sequel to 2004’s The Incredibles.
That’s right, it’s somehow been 14 years since that fantastic superhero film hit cinemas. Better late than never, The Incredibles 2 has been lined up for U.S. release on June 15, 2018, and some enticing bits of information have been coming out of Disney’s D23 Expo.
Talking to IGN, Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter revealed that the sequel will be picking up directly from where the first film left off. In fact, only “a minute” will have gone by from the first film’s finale until the sequel’s opener.
“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on. It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece,” Lasseter said. “You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where start this movie.”
The theme of family will again be at the forefront.
“One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes,” Lasseter said. “This one carries on that theme. It’s awesome, the idea we came up with — simple as that. … We love to really look at our own lives and look at what’s going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience.”
Much of the plot is being kept under wraps, of course, but thanks to the Pixar panel at D23 we do know that Elastigirl (voiced by Holly Hunter) will be getting a stronger focus this time around. And while she’s off on a mission, Mr. Incredible will be at home trying his best to keep young Jack Jack under control. Even if Jack Jack’s powers are potentially very dangerous, a dad’s gotta be proud…
Incredibles 2 footage showed Jack Jack using a dozen different powers and Bob ecstatic to witness it! He beat up a raccoon!
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) July 14, 2017
And new superheroes? You bet…
They just showed a lineup of like 25 new superheroes for #TheIncredibles2
— ErikDavis (@ErikDavis) July 14, 2017
Exciting stuff for the follow-up to one of Pixar’s greats. Stay tuned…