Brad Bird, director of “The Incredibles,” appeared at the D23 Expo in Anaheim to show animation tests for the upcoming sequel to “The Incredibles,” due out summer 2018. Bird was joined by the cast of the film, including Samuel L. Jackson, Craig T. Nelson, and Holly Hunter.
Bird presented tests for all the members of the Parr family, demonstrating how they would look in the upcoming film, 14 years after the release of the first movie.
“The cool thing about doing this again is that technology has gotten so much better. We can make them look closer to what we wanted them to look like in the first film,” said Bird.
Bird says the Parrs will move into a luxurious new home after their old house was destroyed at the climax of the first film. The director was tight-lipped about the plot, but said that the story would see Helen, a.k.a. Elastigirl swing into action while Bob, a.k.a. Mr. Incredible, stays at home to deal with his toughest job yet: taking care of his infant son, Jack-Jack, whom he doesn’t know already has superpowers…until now.
A work-in-progress clip showed Jack-Jack sneaking out of the house while Bob’s sleeping to take on a trash-stealing raccoon with his new abilities. During the fight, Bob wakes up and finds out what his youngest son is capable of to both his delight and horror, as he realizes that raising an infant that can pass through walls might be a father’s worst nightmare.
The D23 animation presentation was hosted by “Toy Story” director and Disney Animation/Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter. Lasseter has served as head of Disney’s entire animation division since 2007.
“The Incredibles 2” hits theaters June 15, 2018.