The Incredibles 2 Plot Theories, Update: Director Explains Delay Of Sequel's Release
It's been 12 years since the Disney superhero movie The Incredibles was released (in 2004). And fans have to wait 3 more years before they can watch its sequel. Pixar Animation Studios has just confirmed that The Incredibles 2 will be released on June 21, 2019.
Impatient fans have been wondering why it's taking so long to release a new sequel. Writer-director Brad Bird explained in his interview with ComingSoon. "I don't think I could have made this movie right away. Nor would I want to. I always want to break things up with something else."
He also says, "I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to put in 'The Incredibles, but they just didn't fit. There were little scenes and things that I was interested in. I wanted to come up with sort of an over-arching idea that connected to the first film that went somewhere different. That's the one that took a little more time."
Of course, fans have been endlessly speculating on the possible plot for the movie's sequel. But Bird isn't revealing any details yet. In his interview with Entertainment Weekly, he said, "It's very actively moving, and we're excited about it. [We're] trying to take it in some new directions. Hopefully it's the same characters and feel, but going in a new direction. I mean, that's the trick with a sequel. It's repeating yourself, without repeating yourself."
Incredibles fans have their own theories. A favorite is about baby Jack-Jack, who was not included in most of the movie but stole the show in the last few scenes. One plot arc has Jack-jack turning up as a villain in the sequel.
The brief "kidnapping scene" of Jack-jack by Syndrome hinted that he could be the most powerful Parr. He burst into flames, turned into metal and changed into a monster baby. A Pixar animated short film Jack-Jack Attack, which was released in 2005, also shows he can float/fly, bite off the bars of his crib, teleport and has laser-vision.
Fans may have to wait another 3 years to watch The Incredibles 2. But here's hoping to see that Jack-Jack has grown into a mighty fine superhero!