Jean-Jacques Rousseau couldn’t have been more correct when he said: “Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet.”
Thirteen years of “bitter” patience by fans of Pixar’s 2004 animated superhero film, THE INCREDIBLES, has indeed been rewarded with the sweetest of fruits in the form a direct sequel – INCREDIBLES 2.
The first teaser trailer of the upcoming sequel was released on Saturday and, needless to say, fans are ecstatic about getting to see the super-powered Parr family once again on Jun 14, 2018, when the much-awaited film releases in the US (July 13, in the UK). Meanwhile, they have to make do with the glimpse provided in the teaser.
— Disney (@Disney) November 18, 2017
It would be rather naive of us to expect to get a hint of the plot of INCREDIBLES 2 from the 52-second teaser, other than the fact that this time around, Baby Jack-Jack will have extraordinary powers – a superbaby, if you will.
Even that is no surprise because, at the end of the 2004 original, Baby Jack-Jack begins to manifest some of these powers after he is kidnapped by supervillain, Syndrome.
The trailer begins with Baby Jack-Jack blazing his way with his laser eyes to the film’s logo. The next cut shows him in the arms of his father Bob Parr|Mr. Incredible, who holds Baby JJ up as he shouts out in excitement, “You have powers!” The baby sneezes, singeing Mr. Parr’s hair in the process, which he finds funny and the trailer ends with his cute baby chuckles. That’s about it!
Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter return to lend their voices to Bob Parr|Mr. Incredible and his wife Helen Parr|Elastigirl, respectively. Their daughter Violet Parr, who can turn invisible, is being voiced-over by Sarah Vowell.
The film has been written and directed by Brad Bird, while Michael Giacchino is providing the music once again.
Here’s the full voice cast list (source: Wikipedia)
Holly Hunter as Helen Parr / Elastigirl: The mother of the family who has the ability to stretch her body into many shapes and forms.
Craig T. Nelson as Bob Parr / Mr. Incredible: The father of the family who possesses super strength and limited invulnerability.
Sarah Vowell as Violet Parr: The family’s daughter who can project force fields and turn invisible for a certain amount of time.
Huck Milner as Dashiell “Dash” Robert Parr: The family’s first son who possesses superhuman speed. Dash was previously voiced by Spencer Fox in the first film.
Samuel L. Jackson as Lucius Best / Frozone: Bob’s best friend, who has the ability to form ice from humidity.
Brad Bird as Edna Mode: The fashion designer for the Supers, and also very close friend to the Parr family.
John Ratzenberger as The Underminer
When THE INCREDIBLES released in 2004, not only did the film exceed expectations by grossing beyond $600 million at the world box office, it also received much critical acclaim and won two Oscars and an Annie Award for Best Animated Feature.
Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes had given the film an approval rating of 97% based on 235 reviews, with an average rating of 8.3/10. “Bringing loads of wit and tons of fun to the animated superhero genre, The Incredibles easily lives up to its name,” read the website’s critical consensus.
Here are some fan reactions to the trailer.
I thought this was suppose to be a trailer??! Not a teaser ?
DO THEY HAVE ANY IDEA HOW LONG WE’VE BEEN WAITING?!
— R (@r21yna) November 18, 2017
If Stewie can be a baby after 18 years of family guy, y’all leave Jack-Jack alone ? #Incredibles2
— JojoC (@joreyc4life) November 18, 2017
— D.R.E.W 1️⃣ (@TheXCVERS) November 19, 2017
I’ve watched The Incredibles once every month faithfully for years and wondered why there wasn’t a sequel. So don’t bring ya kids to this. They gotta wait 2 weeks to go see it. Let the grown folks enjoy this first. Stay in a child’s place. #Incredibles2 https://t.co/eqzyPVQ1Nb
— Chris Jericho (@chrisxadkins) November 18, 2017
Kid: “you’re too big to be getting this excited about the #Incredibles2 movie”
— Ajha✨? (@therealajhap) November 18, 2017