Raising a family is one of the more difficult things a person can do. A task made infinitely harder when the children your raising possess unbelievable abilities. You try keeping calm when your child suddenly turns invisible. In 2004, Disney and Pixar introduced audiences to one such family. After nearly 15 years, this super family is suiting up to grace the silver screen once more. Just how much do you know about this incredible family?
Written and directed by Brad Bird, The Incredibles centers around a super power family who are forced to hide their powers. Years earlier, collateral damage caused by crime-fighting caused the public to turn against superheroes leading the government to silently initiates a relocation program forcing the former heroes to adhere to their secret identities. Since the lawsuits, Bob and Helen Parr, formerly known as Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl, have started a family and settled into their suburban lifestyle. Together they have three children, teenager Violet, pre-teen Dash, and baby Jack-Jack. Similar to their super strong father and stretchable mother, the children each possess heightened abilities. Violet can make herself instantly invisible and generate spherical force fields, while Dash is a speedster with enhanced durability. Initially the family believes Jack-Jack to be powerless, however towards the end of the first film he is seen manifesting a multitude of superhuman abilities.
Although he loves his family, Mr. Incredible finds it difficult to enjoy his white collar job and the mundanity of suburbia. Missing “the glory days,” he will occasionally moonlight as a vigilante with his best friend Lucius Best, a/k/a Frozone. After receiving a mysterious message from a woman named Mirage, Mr. Incredible finds himself pulled back into the world of heroics once more. He later discovers that Mirage works for a disaffected former fan of his who now goes by Syndrome. Worried that her husband is in trouble, Elastigirl slips into her new suit by superhero costume designer Edna Mode and sets off after him. Leaving Jack-Jack with a babysitter, Violet and Dash secretly follow their mother. Working together the Incredibles manage to defeat Syndrome and save the city of Metroville. While attempting to return to reality, the Incredibles witness the arrival of a new threat to Metroville, the Underminer. The final scene sees the family slipping on their superhero masks, preparing for action.
Incredibles 2 will pick up immediately from the end of The Incredibles with the family facing off against the Underminer. While the first film mostly centered around Mr. Incredible and his personal journey, the sequel will focus on Elastigirl. The film stars Craig T. Nelson as Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, Sarah Vowell as Violet, Huck Milner as Dash, Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone, Brad Bird as Edna Mode, and John Ratzenberger as The Underminer. This highly anticipated sequel is hitting theaters this Friday, June 15, 2018.