And we do mean faces.
Playing with the recent Google Arts and Culture trend where selfies are matched to works of art, The Incredibles Facebook page has created a cavalcade of superselfies matching voice actors to their animated heroes.
Alongside the core family of Helen, Bob, Violet, Dash, and baby Jack-Jack Parr are new characters who might surround such a seemingly ideal crimefighting unit. People like Winston Deavor (Bob Odenkirk), who “leads a world-class telecommunications company alongside his genius sister, Evelyn,” according to a press release.
“Ultra-wealthy, savvy and suave, Winston goes big in everything he does—including his infatuation with Supers. He has been a supporter of Supers returning—all he needs is a hero (or three) to help him change public perception and bring them back into the sunlight.” That sounds sketchy, and the presence of Odenkirk, who's best known for shady dealings in Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul, doesn’t bode well for a friendly en-Deavor.
His sister (played by Catherine Keener) is described as “the brilliant brainchild behind her brother Winston’s telecommunications company,” who knows her way around tech. “She loves tinkering with tech, and has never met a problem she can’t solve.” That’s the basis for a villainous team if ever I’ve heard one.
Two other characters were introduced as well, including Voyd (Sophia Bush) -- an Elastigirl fangirl that has powers of her own: “the ability to divert and manipulate objects around her by creating voids that allow the objects to appear and disappear, and shift in space” -- and Ambassador (Isabella Rossellini), who advocates for the legalization of superheroes after their banning.
While these new characters help flesh out the scantly-discussed plot of the follow-up, the rest is up to speculation.
How these new additions factor into the Parr family’s reestablishment as a legal crimefighting entity are still up in the air. Only Rick Dicker, the friendly relocation agent formerly played by Bud Luckey (replaced by Odenkirk's Breaking Bad bud Jonathan Banks in this film) has proven himself loyal to the team. Everyone else is an unknown quantity.
Incredibles 2’s releases on June 15.