We can all agree that The Incredibles is one of the most action-packed additions to the Pixar canon - not least for giving us one of their most notorious villains in Syndrome. As far as superhero action plots go, planning to wipe out all superheroes off the face of the planet with a killer robot is pretty intense, but perhaps it didn’t have to be that way.
You may recall how the evil Syndrome came to be when he was just a wee boy named Buddy Pine who offered to help Mr. Incredible when he was about to stop Bomb Voyage from robbing a vault. Well, those creative minds over at How It Should Have Ended have come up with an alternative version of events, one where Bob Parr actually gives little Buddy the time of day and takes him under his bicep. You can watch the video here:
“So yeah.. he was obnoxious, but the kid had spirit!” Mr. Incredible is seen telling Batman and Superman in a cafe, 15 years after he first met Bobby. “Plus, he apparently had a lot of money and could make me lots of really cool gadgets,” he adds, as well as pointing out that Syndrome is a “good guy now.” Imagine that!
Writer/director Brad Bird is serving us up a long-awaited sequel, The Incredibles 2, is set for release on June 15, 2018. It would be interesting to know what Bird thinks of this alternative view of his animated classic, and we can’t wait to see what he’s got in store for the Parrs in the next installment.
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