Disney/Pixar’s The Incredibles has become a fan favourite since its arrival back in 2004 (it’s even in the top ten highest-rated superhero movies on Rotten Tomatoes). Brad Bird’s film was a perfect marriage of the House of Mouse’s signature laughs and heart with the awesome spectacle and superheroism that comic book movie lovers enjoy. Now, at long last, next year will deliver the sequel, as Mr. Incredible and his extraordinary family suit up once again for The Incredibles 2.
Before then, however, we’ve got a cheeky new promo (above) that offers up a literal toast to the New Year. It’s not much and doesn’t give us any footage from the film itself, but it’s a humorous reminder that the titular family will be back on our screens in no time at all.
From what we’ve heard so far, whereas the first outing focused on the character arc of Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson), as he struggled to balance his life as a family man with his undercover superhero work, the sequel will feature the Incredibles’ matriarch, Helen Parr (Holly Hunter), in the driver’s seat.
In fact, if Hunter is to be believed, she’s poised to “throw down the gauntlet,” as the actress recently told EW the following:
She had a real incredible sense of competitiveness and ambition. She throws down the gauntlet in this one. It’s so much fun to see a woman luxuriating in those two arenas, because women have for so many generations been brought up to not be ambitious or to not be competitive, and it’s fun to see Helen basking in those two arenas in much the same way that we give men license to do.
Pixar’s beloved superhero family – Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, Jack Jack, Frozone and yes, even Edna Mode – will make their triumphant return when The Incredibles 2 flies into theaters on June 15th, 2018.