The summer of 2018 will be extra super, and not just because of Avengers: Infinity War. Our favorite super family, the Incredibles, actually has no affiliation with Marvel, unless you count the fact that they're both owned by Disney. Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, Jack Jack, Frozone, and Edna Mode finally return to save the world after almost 14 years.
To promote the sequel Pixar became one of the sponsors for the Winter Olympics in South Korea and will tease a look at the new movie during the events on Wednesday, February 14. An excellent Valentine's Day gift as well as an explanation for why we didn't get a trailer during the Super Bowl. Ahead of that, however, you can check out the two spots that showcase exclusive animation of Dash and Violet showing off some of their Olympic skills along with some tiny snippets from the upcoming film.
Two brand-new posters for the sequel have also made their way online and address the Parr family's absence for the better part of a decade. The first is of Edna Mode, the vertically challenged superhero costume designer (voiced by the movie's writer-director Brad Bird) with the tagline "It's been too long, Dahlings." Her character's most well-known piece of dialogue from the previous film is “I never look back, dahling. It distracts from the now.” Well, that and "NO CAPES!!!"
The second poster shows someone who is clearly Mr. Incredible ironing out his suit, preparing for a fresh round of superheroism. "Suit up" reads the tagline, and no truer words could ever be spoken for this franchise. It also gets across the day-to-day hurdles of being a hero with a surburban family that the first Incredibles portrayed so well. Before you save the Earth, make sure you clean your room, vacuum the living room, and iron your suit. You don't want your archnemesis to think you're some kind of schlub, do you?
Why Pixar hasn't been playing up these posters on social media is anyone's guess, but we're super glad they exist. Their presence means that this long-awaited follow-up is actually happening, and more than that, it's a totally original superhero story in a market now saturated with Marvel and DC adaptations. Not that we're complaining, of course.
Incredibles 2 finds its super suit on June 15. Like the first, it was written and directed by Bird (The Iron Giant); Michael Giacchino (Spider-Man: Homecoming) reprises his role as composer. Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, John Ratzenberger, Bird, and Sarah Vowell all return to voice Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Frozone, the Underminer, Mode, and Violet, respectively. New voices include: Bob Odenkirk, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, Jonathan Banks, Isabella Rossellini, and Huck Milner.