The Incredibles 2 is an upcoming American 3D computer-animated superhero film, and is the direct sequel to the 2004 film The Incredibles. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about it!
1.It is in production by Pixar Animation Studios, and will be released by Walt Disney Pictures.
2. It is written and directed by Brad Bird, the writer and director of the first film.
3. Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell and Samuel L. Jackson are all reprising their roles.
4. The film is scheduled to be released on June 15, 2018 and will be given an IMAX release.
5. The film was originally scheduled for theatrical release on June 21, 2019, but the film was moved earlier to June 15, 2018, while its former 2019 release date was taken by Toy Story 4, which was lagging in production compared to this film.
6. Brad Bird has stated over the years, that he would only do a sequel to The Incredibles (2004), if he could come up with a story that’s just as good as, or better than, its predecessor.
7. Due to the death of Elizabeth Peña in October 2014, it is completely unknown whether or not Mirage will appear in the sequel, though it is unlikely.
8. The CEO of Disney says he has old ideas from The Incredibles (2004), that he didn’t get to use, and would like to use in the sequel, along with some new ideas as well.
9. The sequel will feature a different voice of Dash, being Huck Milner. The original Dash, ‘Spencer Fox’ is not in it as his voice deepened since the first film.
10. It will be Pixar’s 20th feature film.
11. Incredibles 2 (2018) is the first Pixar sequel directed by Brad Bird, his second overall and will be the third official Pixar movie to focus solely on a human cast following both the first film and Brave (2012).
12. The fourteen year gap between the first film and sequel is the longest waiting time between a Disney/Pixar film and it’s sequel (with Finding Dory (2016)’s thirteen year gap being the second longest, and Monsters INC (2013) being the third longest with a twelve year gap, and Toy Story 3 (2010) being the fourth longest with an eleven year gap), the long waiting gap is likely a direct reference to the original film’s fifteen year later setting.
13. Brad Bird is the second Pixar director to have all of his films composed by the same composer, being Michael Giacchino. The first was Andrew Stanton, who had all three of his films composed by Thomas Newman.
14. Is the first sequel to a Pixar Film that takes place through a Human’s Perspective.
15. According to John Lasseter, the film…”starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on”, making it the first follow up film of Pixar’s to do so.
16. Samuel L. Jackson was cast as the voice of Frozone because Brad Bird wanted the character to have the coolest voice.
17. Brad Bird got the idea for the Incredibles in the early 1990s, basing the story on his own experiences trying to balance a career with family.
18. Edna, the costume lady from the Incredibles 1, is based on Edith Head, who worked as a studio costume designer on hundreds of movies over more than fifty years.
19. DC Comics objected to the name Elastigirl, due to their character Elasti-Girl. A compromise was reached whereas outside of the film (promotional materials, etc.) Elastigirl would be known as Mrs. Incredible.
20. The movie’s line “You sly dog! You got me monologuing!” was voted as the #15 of “The 100 Greatest Movie Lines” by Premiere in 2007.
21. In order to give Dash a realistic out-of-breath voice, Brad Bird made Spencer Fox run laps around the studio.
22. Brad Bird drove his teams hard to be as creative as possible, insisting on greater attention to details and characters than any other previous Pixar production. The teams responded by pumping the film full of references and in-jokes, one of the most noticeable being the villain Syndrome being modeled on Bird himself.
23. The Incredibles (2004) is the first, and thus far only, Pixar movie NOT to feature a distinct appearance of the Pizza Planet truck. While making the film, Brad Bird, who at the time was not familiar with the tradition of Pixar’s Easter Eggs (since he hasn’t worked on any Pixar films prior to Οι απίθανοι (2004) being not full time with them), hadn’t been thinking about the truck, and was unsure if the animators had snuck it into the film (though he was able to know some other stuff like teasing Pixar’s next film, and having a character voiced by John Ratzenberger).
24. Many people claim to have spotted it, but screen caps only show blurry, “Rorschach test” images, and nothing that can be clearly identified as the Pizza Planet truck.
25. Lee Unkrich recently dismissed what people believed to have spotted and confirmed that the truck does not appear.
26. The original title was “The Invincibles”.
27. The code title for this film, used during production, was “Tights”.
28. Among the superheroes shown listed in the Kronos database are Universal Man, Psycwave, Everseer, Macroburst, Phylange, Blazestone, Downburst, Hyper Shock, Apogee, Blitzerman, Tradewind, Vectress, Gazerbeam, Stormicide, Gamma Jack, ElastiGirl, Frozone, and Mr. Incredible.
29. There are strong similarities to another family of super-heroes: Marvel Comics’ The Fantastic Four. Mr. Incredible (Bob Parr) has super-strength like the Thing (Ben Grimm); Elastigirl (Helen Parr) is able to stretch her body like Mr. Fantastic (Reed Richards); Violet is able to turn invisible and project force-fields like the Invisible Woman (Susan Storm Richards); and baby Jack-Jack briefly shows an ability to turn himself into living flame like the Human Torch.
30. Jack-Jack bears an even stronger resemblance to Reed and Susan Richards’ son Franklin, a mutant with the power to alter reality. Like Bob and Helen Parr, Reed and Susan Richards are husband and wife, and have children with powers.
31. In fact, makers of Fantastic Four (2005) were forced to make significant script changes and add more special effects because of similarities to the storyline of The Incredibles.
32. The Incredibles is the first Pixar movie to win an Academy Award for a category other than Best Animated Picture (Best Sound Editing).
33. Jack-Jack, the baby boy, is also the nickname Brad Bird and his wife had for one of their sons.
34. Mr. Incredible’s non-superhero name was originally to be Bob Smith.
35. This was the first film by Pixar, whose lighting was designed with LPICS, a design technology developed in-house. With it, lighting designers could view and make lighting changes, and it would take a tenth of a second to show the new image. Previously, it took 2,000 seconds (33 1/3 minutes) to do the same task.