D23: Pixar’s “The Incredibles 2”

Appearing at the D23 expo this weekend, Pixar and Disney Animation chief John Lasseter has confirmed that the upcoming “The Incredibles” sequel will kick off immediately after the events of the first film. He tells IGN:

“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on. It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. 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.”

Don’t expect Underminer to be the central villain, rather it’s a starting point to help show off the Parr family’s new status as a family of superheroes:

“One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. 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.”

One key difference is Holly Hunter’s Elastigirl will be the star of the film this time around. She will be doing much of the adventuring while her husband will be home with the baby Jack Jack – a home that is now redesigned to be partially a superhero lair.

There’s been one minor change with Huck Milner taking over the voice of Dash, otherwise all the cast is back including Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone.

A brief clip was shown at D23 in which Jack Jack wanders outdoors after his dad falls asleep and gets into a confrontation with a racoon – leading him to display a new superpower trick of multiplication.

Filmmaker Brad Bird returns to direct and pen the new film which will open in cinemas on June 15th 2018.