Ah, the Olympics. Apparently, the perfect time to drop trailers, especially for the most anticipated animated film of the year. Yes, we got a much longer trailer for The Incredibles 2 which shows how Bob tries to take care of the kids while Helen goes out superheroing.
Directed by Brad Bird, the majority of the cast will be reprising their roles. Craig T. Nelson is Mr. Incredible, Holly Hunter is Elastigirl, Sarah Vowell is Violet, Samuel L. Jackson is Frozone, and Brad Bird is Edna Mode. New cast members include Bob Odenkirk, Jonathan Banks, Catherine Keener, Sophia Bush, and Isabella Rossilini.
Pixar trailers are known to be misleading. To get the most emotional bang for our buck, they choose to leave out key plot details or only show part of the story. Still, I can’t help feeling like this is structured like a short — Bob is left to take care of the kids, wackiness ensues, while Helen gets to go on an adventure. There clearly has to be more there, but given that the company has had a pretty shaky track record since Brave, I’m afraid to get my hopes up.
Still, there’s the mysterious corporation that wants to bring superhero back, which seems to be cherry-picking who gets to go out and fight. What could this mean for our favorite super family? Hopefully some thrilling adventures that don’t involve just babysitting.
The Incredibles 2 premieres in theaters on June 15, 2018.