One of the standout characters from the first Incredibles film was the character of Jack-Jack, the youngest member of the Parr family, and a hero in his own right. At the beginning of the film, he is depicted as the only member of family to not have superpowers, much to the chagrin of his father. However, by the end, he suddenly obtains the ability to harness them in order to escape from the clutches of his kidnapper.
Fans of the first film will be happy to know that not only will he be returning for the sequel, but that he will remain the same Jack-Jack that audiences have grown to love, despite his newly acquired “superpowered” status, which we will not spoil the nature of in this piece.
In terms of the vision for the character, director Brad Bird had this to say:
“He’s presented as a baby, so what interests him is what interests a baby. He never understands what’s going on and can anticipate the villain’s move or whatever. It’s more like, “That’s shiny. I like that. This makes me angry.” You know? “I want to go there.” You know? It’s those kind of emotions, and then you build the superpowers around that. So he’s still a baby even though he has these powers that he only has limited control over”.
I don’t know about you guys, but I cannot wait to see what the writers behind the film have in store for us. Just think about it. We are talking about a baby that possesses zero impulse control who happens to have a wide range of superpowers.
What could possibly go wrong?