After a teaser and a handful of posters, we finally got the goods. Disney and Pixar debuted their first full trailer for The Incredibles 2 last night during the Winter Olympics. And the footage was just a super as you hoped.
The film takes place immediately after the conclusion of The Incredibles. John Ratzenberger’s The Underminer is wrecking havoc on the city. So the Parr family adorn their superhero outfits to team up officially for the first time to take him down.
The Underminer isn’t central to the film though. He’s likely only an opening number. The real plot revolves around Holly Hunter’s Elastigirl and her return to the world as a super. Following the events of The Incredibles, Helen Parr is now on a mission to decriminalize supers.
This leaves Craig T. Nelson’s Bob Parr at home with the kids. Not exactly a glorious mission for Mr. Incredible. But it leads to fantastic scenes as we watch Bob attempt to parent his super children. Bob struggles with his son Dash’s math homework. And taking care of their infant son Jack-Jack with his ever developing powers is certainly going to provide some challenges.
Jack-Jack looks like he could be the real scene stealer of the film. And watching Bob struggle to rein in their youngest super looks destined for hilarity. Just refusing Jack-Jack a cookie leads to the child morphing into a demon amidst a temper-tantrum. A situation which freaks the hell out of Samuel L. Jackson’s Lucius Best/Frozone.
We get a quick glimpse of Bob Odenkirk’s Winston Deavor too. He runs a telecommunications company with his sister, Evelyn (Catherine Keener). Deavor wants to bring the supers out of hiding and back into the spotlight. However, there are likely ulterior motives for the character that we’re unaware of as yet.
The trailer is great. And while we get a generally feel for the film, we still know very little about what the overall narrative will be. Regardless, we won’t have long before we find out. Pixar’s The Incredibles 2 hits theaters on June 15th.