The Incredibles may well be one of my favourite animated movies. It’s just so re-watchable, that whenever it’s on a TV somewhere, I tend to start watching. I also think it was such an important movie for the genre, it was the lead in for my own child’s generation to the more mature Marvel Cinematic Universe for one.
Back in those days, most live-action comic book movies were a bit of a joke until the MCU and Nolan’s The Dark Knight trilogy. It’s going to be interesting to see how the long awaited Incredibles 2 handles things in a world where comic book movies are sometimes out-performing Star Wars.
For one thing, Incredibles 2 looks set to expand the universe to incorporate more varied superheroes, above and beyond the Parr family and Samuel L Jackson’s Frozone. One of these new characters we now know will be called Void thanks to director Brad Bird. LRM had the chance to attend an Incredibles 2 Press Day at Pixar back in April, and during the press conference, Brad Bird gave us an idea of what to expect from the super:
“There’s a character named Void who is a new superhero for one of these. She admires Helen and is kind of a Helen groupie and I described her to the animators as “we had this dog that was this very big powerful dog and it only had two settings and one was, in your face love me, love me, love me, love me, love me, and when you said finally get off, it was I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry” and then you go, “Oh, it’s okay.” “Oh, love me, love me, love me.” She’s a little bit like that, where she’s always leaning in a little too much and is a little too ready to ask you ten million questions and it’s a fun character.”
Sounds intriguing and we know from the trailer alone that the focus seems to be strongly on Helen as the action hero this time, with Bob taking on the family duties. Who knows how many other super-powered heroes and villains will show up in Incredibles 2?
Incredibles 2 stretches its way into theaters on June 15 this year, though those of us in the UK will have to wait till July 13 for some horrible reason.
What do you think of the description of Void? I’m thinking she might be quite powerful given Bird’s description, but time will tell. Share your thoughts in the comments below.