You have to give credit to movie studio marketing teams for taking advantage of a current hot trend to push their upcoming film. Take for example the Google Arts and Culture app feature “Search With Your Selfie,” which allows users to discover art that closely resembles the selfie they just took.
Now imagine Disney and Pixar implementing that with the cast of The Incredibles 2. To help announce the key cast members of the film, Disney has released a new set of images featuring the voice cast voice cast side-by-side with images of their characters done in the likeness of the app that everyone is talking about. In addition to the images, descriptions of the characters have also been shared.
Check out the character details below.
One of the noticeable things about The Incredibles 2 is how timely it is, even if the film draws a lot of its inspiration from 1960s aesthetics. Based on these descriptions, it looks like Elastigirl will play a larger role than she did in the first film. We’ll have to just wait and see if that is true later this summer, when the film comes out.
Here’s the latest descriptions of the characters, some old and some new:
HELEN PARR (voice of Holly Hunter), known in the Superworld as Elastigirl, hung up her Supersuit to raise the family with husband Bob, leaving their crime-fighting days behind them. But when sheâ€™s tapped to lead a campaign to bring the Supers back into the spotlight, she finds she can still bend, stretch and twist herself into any shape needed to solve the trickiest of mysteries. In short, sheâ€™s still got it. Thatâ€™s good news, too, because a new villain is emergingâ€”unlike any theyâ€™ve ever seen before.
BOB PARR (voice of Craig T. Nelson) cherishes his days as Mr. Incredibleâ€”a popular Super with mega-strength and the power to singlehandedly take out the bad guys. Ever since Supers were outlawed, Bobâ€™s been mostly lying low, raising the family alongside his wife Helen. But when sheâ€™s called on to stretch her Super skills and hopefully change the public perception of Supers for the better, Bob must manage the household on his own, which calls for a completely different set of super powers.
VIOLET PARR (voice of Sarah Vowell), the firstborn of the Parr clan, is an introverted and intelligent 14-year-old teen that doesnâ€™t quite fit in with the normal crowd. Socially awkward, outspoken and sarcastic, Violet plays her teenager role to perfectionâ€”all while secretly mastering her superpowers of invisibility and creating force fields. A Super at heart, Violet canâ€™t help her urge to fight crime alongside her family.
DASHIELL PARR (voice of Huckleberry â€œHuckâ€ Milner) is a 10-year-old boyâ€”restless, relentless, curiousâ€”though his remarkable power of Super speed certainly sets him apart. Dash sports a hearty sense of adventure and a boundless supply of energy. Heâ€™d love nothing more than to show off his special skills and fight a few bad guys along the wayâ€”and doesnâ€™t understand why he has to keep his powers a secret.
JACK-JACK PARR, the baby of the family, likes to sit back with a bottle and a good story. Well-versed in gibberish with a penchant for throwing food, Jack-Jack may seem like a typical toddler, but he just might turn out to be the most powerful Parr in the householdâ€”if only his family had a clue of what this kid can really do.
LUCIUS BEST (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) is not only Bobâ€™s best friend, heâ€™s a fellow-former Super whoâ€™s so chill, he can make ice with the point of a finger. But even when heâ€™s not fighting crime as Frozone, Lucius is all about style. He has a quick wit and a cool, can-do attitudeâ€”and he wouldnâ€™t think twice about breaking out his Supersuit if it could help bring Supers out of hiding.
EDNA â€œEâ€ MODE (voice of Brad Bird) possesses impeccable design sense, a keen understanding of cutting-edge technology and an unmatched skillset. A creative visionary, she longs for the return of Supers so she can once again create functional yet edgy Supersuits. The petite and powerful fashionista treats her clients like family, dahling, but sticks firmly to her long-held assertion: No capes!
WINSTON DEAVOR (voice of Bob Odenkirk) leads a world-class telecommunications company alongside his genius sister, Evelyn. Ultra-wealthy, savvy and suave, Winston goes big in everything he doesâ€”including his infatuation with Supers. He has been a supporter of Supers returningâ€”all he needs is a hero (or three) to help him change public perception and bring them back into the sunlight.
EVELYN DEAVOR (voice of Catherine Keener), the brilliant brainchild behind her brother Winstonâ€™s telecommunications company, knows her way around tech. She loves tinkering with tech, and has never met a problem she canâ€™t solve.
RICK DICKER (voice of Jonathan Banks) heads up the official Super Relocation Program, helping the Parr family keep their Super identities secretâ€”thatâ€™s no easy feat with this family. But Rick takes his job very seriouslyâ€”at least until his division is shuttered, leaving the Parrs all on their own.
VOYD (voice of Sophia Bush) is a young, overeager â€œwannabeâ€ Super and a mega-fan of Elastigirl. Her superpower is the ability to divert and manipulate objects around her by creating voids that allow the objects to appear and disappear, and shift in space.
AMBASSADOR (voice of Isabella Rossellini), a supers advocate, who is committed to the support and legalization of Superheroes.
While the returning character descriptions are what you might expect to read, we get some insight on some of the new characters and how they will play a role in aiding or hindering our favorite family of heroes. For instance, I can’t help but think Winston Deavor has an ulterior motive for his agenda to change public perception on supers. Pixar is known for putting a few twists on their films, so it should be interesting to see if there are any in The Incredibles 2.
Written and directed by Bird, The Incredibles 2 will hit theaters on June 15, 2018.
Note: If you’re unable to click on the images below (they don’t appear to be clickable from the embedded post, but perhaps that’s just here) you can find the rest over at the Incredibles Facebook page.