It has been 14 years since the first Incredibles hit theaters in 2004. Back then, superheroes weren’t such a big deal. But now they are at the forefront of the film industry. Most, if not all, are record-breaking films. But what separates Incredibles from the Marvels and the DCs is its timeless classic vibe.
Now Incredibles 2 has finally arrived. The sequel may look like it’s taking place in the ’60s, but it is able to connect to a modern audience with its likeable characters and universal stories. We were fortunate enough to sit down with our fellow journalists to talk to the cast and director Brad Bird about the long-awaited sequel. During our time, Bird spoke about why it took so long to do a sequel, some of the changes he made, and making a film for everyone of all ages. Check out what he had to say, below.
The Incredibles 2 Director: Brad Bird Writer: Brad Bird Cast: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Brad Bird, Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Isabella Rossellini Studio: Disney/Pixar Rated PG | 118 Minutes Release Date: June 15, 2018
The Incredibles is that perfect blend of fun and nostalgia. It’s that call back to a time where things were much simpler, but there was still a world that needed saving. There was no social media. Fun actually consisted of going outside and getting fresh air. And yet, the themes explored in that film still felt very relevant to the time of its release. Insecurities, loss, family. Everything about it was signature Pixar. Those poignant themes mixed in with a whole lot of fun. And who doesn’t love a good superhero movie?
Flash forward 14 years later. Superhero movies are now all too common. There are those who are worried about superhero fatigue. Some even roll their eyes at the fact that another is released or are shocked that there is a sequel. But not so much with Incredibles 2. It’s the sequel everyone is waiting for. The entire cast is back for this animated feature and with Brad Bird at the director’s helm for a sequel that proves good things come to those who wait.
Disney has released the second trailer for The Incredibles 2. Brad Bird, who directed the first film, returns to helm and write the sequel, which sees the Parr family now being able to live their superhero lives in the open. However, a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything.
In addition to the new trailer, we are also getting a new poster which gives us a new look at some of the other “supers” that will appear in the film and the new villain that threatens to destroy everything. Check it out here below.
Disney and Pixar dropped a new sneak peek trailer for The Incredibles 2 during the 2018 Winter Olympics primetime coverage.
We saw a teaser trailer at the end of last year, but that didn’t show much. The sneak peek trailer is the best look at the sequel yet, sharing plenty of glimpses at multiple scenes from the sequel. Check out the trailer below.
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.