We've been waiting a long, long time for The Incredibles 2. After all, the first film ended with a rather fun hint that we would see further adventures of the Parr family -- and yet it's been more than a decade since the characters have been on the big screen. Thankfully, however, our wait is almost over, as the sequel is now officially in the works over at Pixar Animation Studios.
News of The Incredibles 2 first broke in March of 2014, as Walt Disney Company CEO Bob Iger announced that the sequel was in development, but what exactly can we expect to see in the new movie? We're here to separate the facts from the fiction as the film moves forward, so read on to find out what we know so far! Let's start with a taste of the film courtesy of the recently released teaser.
What Is The Incredibles 2 Release Date?
Incredibles 2 was announced before a release date was ever set, so we had no idea when we were going to see it. It was then set for a summer 2019 release. With Toy Story 4 set to come out a year earlier. However, in the fall of 2016, the two films swapped dates, apparently because production on Toy Story 4 was taking longer than expected. This means Incredibles 2 is set to open on June 15, 2018. This puts it a week after the release of Oceans 8 and the week before Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom. It's Disney's only June release, with Solo: A Star Wars: Story coming out at the end of May and Ant-Man and the Wasp set for July.
What Will Incredibles 2 Be Rated?
At this point, it's too early to know for sure what Incredibles 2 will be rated. However, considering that the first Incredibles film was rated PG, it would seem to be a safe bet the sequel will see a similar rating. While many animation studios have become comfortable with PG ratings in recent years, many of Pixar's productions still end up with G-ratings. However, the light violence that makes up the Incredibles superhero action almost certainly is what made the first film PG, and it's likely the sequel will have something similar.
Brad Bird is one of the most popular names in animation thanks to his work on The Iron Giant as well as the original Incredibles film. He also helmed Pixar's Ratatouille. From there, he moved on to live action, directing such films as Mission: Impossible -- Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland, but he's heading back to animation as he'll be directing Incredibles 2 from a script that he wrote. Bird had been open about interest in making an Incredibles sequel for a long time, but it seemed he had trouble finding a cohesive idea that could be turned into a feature film. At some point, however, he found the idea and now the film is on the way.
What Is Incredibles 2 About?
The first Incredibles movie followed the family of superheroes (called simply, supers) as they tried to live lives as normal people while dealing with their superhuman abilities. However, Mr. Incredible could not resist the temptation to use his powers, leading to his family being put in danger. We know that the sequel will pick up right where the first film ended, so we won't have missed anything in the lives of these characters. We'll see the direct repercussions of the Incredibles going public, which appears to be that supers will all be welcomed with open arms. Specifically, it appears that Mrs. Incredible will actually be the primary hero in the family, with Mr. Incredible staying home to raise the family. We know from the teaser that at some point the fact that Jack-Jack has powers will become known, though exactly what that means for everybody else isn't clear.