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Incredibles 2 Will Pick Up Exactly Where the First Film Left Off

Image: Disney Pixar
Image: Disney Pixar

The Incredibles came out in 2004. The Incredibles 2 will come out in 2018. But for the characters, no time at all will have passed.

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“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on,” John Lasseter said to IGN at the D23 Expo. He continued with a bit more detail, “It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where start this movie.”

It’s interesting that this film won’t use the real-world time to explore what’s happened with the family since they suited up. I guess a time jump was vital to the story last time and they want to do something new.

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Even if time may no longer be a factor, family will still be the center. “One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme,” said Lasseter.

He continued to be a bit vague saying only that the idea for the sequel is “as simple as that” and comes from everyone involved looking at their own lives and what’s going to find themes that will “resonate.”

You have to wonder how they will do that, since the obvious theme with this is the family adjusting to being back in the spotlight, which doesn’t resonate with most people. Leading a double life does, though. Especially for kids trying to hide things from their parents and vice versa.

We should hear a bit more about the movie as D23 continues, and more details should help us pin it down before the movie comes out June 15, 2018.

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Katharine is the former managing editor of io9.

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DISCUSSION

kingmonkey
John Bigbooté

If I may be permitted a squeal of manly glee:

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!

Aside: am I the only one who tears up when Mr. Incredible admits to his wife that he’s not strong enough to face losing her again? Jeez, I’m starting to choke up just thinking about it. This is a great superhero movie and I wish Fox execs would watch it for direction when planning their inevitable Fantastic Four reboot.