Sequels tend to be, in general, bigger than their predecessors. Filmmakers don't want to deliver the same thing that audiences liked the first time around. They want to add more. With this in mind, Brad Bird is making sure that the Parr family isn't the only pack of superheroes in Incredibles 2. In addition to reuniting with Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson), the latest Pixar adventure will introduce a team of wannabe heroes nicknamed... well, The Wannabes!
We don't know much about the names and identities of these offbeat individuals. During a recent press day at Pixar on behalf of Incredibles 2, CinemaBlend watched 22 minutes of footage form the sequel and grilled the animators on details. When I asked Brad Bird, in an exclusive 1:1, what he could tell me about the Wannabes, he opened up and said:
Disney and Pixar shared concept art for Incredibles 2 with CinemaBlend, and lo and behold, a group shot of the Wannabes was included. Check them out:
The Wannabes also were included at the bottom of the recent Incredibles 2 poster, so click this is you want to check that out.
From what we learned during the Incredibles 2 press day, The Deavors will be working with Frozone and the Parr family to restore the image of Supers in the public's eyes. There also will be a lurking menace in the form of the Screenslaver, but Brad Bird and his team was mum on the details surrounding him, or his plans.
As for the Wannabes, we will see how much they will be able to contribute to the action when Incredibles 2 opens in theaters on June 15. Maybe, if audiences take to them, this B team of superheroes can graduate to the A team and hold down their own feature? On that note, bookmark our Upcoming Pixar Movies guide to stay up to date on all future Pixar happenings.
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Sean O’Connell is a journalist and CinemaBlend’s Managing Editor. Sean created ReelBlend, which he proudly cohosts with Jake Hamilton and Kevin McCarthy. And he's the author of RELEASE THE SNYDER CUT, the Spider-Man history book WITH GREAT POWER, and an upcoming book about Bruce Willis.