The Disney Pixar sequel puts Holly Hunter's Elastigirl in the spotlight while Craig T. Nelson's Mr. Incredible discovers domestic life.
"The Incredibles 2" is looking a lot like "Mr. Mom" with superpowers, and we're okay with that.
As promised, Disney dropped a sneak peek trailer of their latest Pixar project during the Winter Olympics, and it was our first real glimpse into some of what the film will be about.
Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) finds himself taking a backseat to his wife Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) in a world where superheroes are illegal. While she has found a way to answer the call, and rally the cries for the return of legal supers, he chooses to stay at home and take care of the kids.
The best element of this is the big reveal we got at the end of the first "Incredibles" film. Baby Jack-Jack isn't just super adorable, he's also got super powers. He seems to have almost every power under the sun, from what we've seen so far, and as a baby he has absolutely no control over any of them.
Mr. Incredible's biggest challenges in his new life seem to be trying to figure out how kids are supposed to do math these days, staying awake while reading about Dozing Doozles, and not getting his head blown off or set on fire by Jack-Jack.
The first film came out way back in 2004, and yet this one picks up almost immediately following the events that closed out the original. John Ratzenberger appeared as The Underminer, a new villain set on worldwide destruction, and he returns as the primary villain for the sequel. While mom is the official superhero, we fully expect the entire family, and buddy Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) to get in on the action, too.
Written and directed once again by Brad Bird, "The Incredibles 2" hits theaters on June 15, 2018. If it turns out even half as good as the first, here's hoping he doesn't wait fourteen years for another sequel.