It’s been more than a decade since The Incredibles. Made on a $92 million budget, the Disney-Pixar film raked in more than $600 million at the box office, making it one of Disney’s most commercially successful films. It was 2014 when plans for The Incredibles 2 were first confirmed over at Disney, and after three years, words about it are heard again, trailer dropped—which, by the way, became the most-viewed animated film trailer in the first 24 hours with 113 million views—and recently, news about brand-new characters broke out.
Disney-Pixar Introduces ‘The Incredibles 2’ Brand-New Characters
The hype surrounding The Incredibles 2 is just growing and growing over time. And Disney, being the expert thrill builder that they are, is fueling the excitement by announcing new characters worth looking forward to. Revealed on the official Disney-Pixar Twitter account and using the very popular art match meme, here are the new faces you are bound to meet in The Incredibles 2.
A telecommunications company head, Winston is a self-proclaimed superhero fan who wants to bring the Parr family out of their hiding and let the public get to know them all over again. Winston Deavor will be voiced by Fargo actor Bob Odendirk.
Evelyn is the sister of Winston and leads the telecom company with him. She’s described as a genius who has never left a problem unsolved. The character will be voiced by actress Catherine Keener from the critically acclaimed movie Get Out.
To be voiced by Better Call Saul and Breaking Bad actor Jonathan Banks, Rick is a government leader who helps the whole Parr family keep their superhero identities a secret from the rest of the world.
Sophia Bush will voice another new character, Voyd, an Elastigirl fan who wants to be superhero herself. Voyd has the special power of making things appear and disappear.
Ambassador is a foreign ambassador who pushes for the legalization of superheroes. Ambassador will be voiced by Italian actress Isabella Rossellini.
Most of the cast members from the first film will be reprising their roles. Craig T. Nelson is Bob Parr or Mr. Incredible, the father of the Parr family. Holly Hunter will return as Elastigirl or Helen Parr. Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner will voice Violet and Dash, respectively. Veteran actor Samuel L. Jackson will also return as Frozone, and writer Brad Bird will reprise his role as Edna Mode.
The Incredibles 2 is scheduled for a June 2018 release, and with the introduction of these new characters, Disney and Pixar are trying to prove that this animated film is worth the more-than-a-decade-long wait.