Some new details have surfaced for Pixar's Incredibles 2, which fills us in on the new superhero team that will be introduced and the new villain that the Supers will be facing off against. We got our first look at the new Supers in the last poster that was released for the film. Now, thanks to CB, you can get a better look at them in some concept art that has been revealed.
We have yet to see any footage of these characters, but in the image above from left to right the characters are named Screech, He-Lectrix, Reflux, Brick, Compactor, and Voyd. We don't exactly know what their full abilities or background stories are, but they look like a fun, weird, and diverse group of characters.
Here's what we do know. Like his name suggests, Reflux, who looks like an old disgruntled man, has the ability to spray acid from his mouth. It was also revealed that the character Voyd, who will be voiced by Sophia Bush (One Tree Hill), can manipulate and exercise the space around her. She is a huge fan of Elastigirl, and according to director Brad Bird, "Voyd's infatuation with Helen Parr has become quite passionate over the years, leading to a sort of manic obsession." He goes on to explain:
"There's a character named Voyd who's a new superhero, and she admires Helen and is kind of a Helen groupie. I described her to the animators as like, we had this dog that was this very big, powerful dog and it only had two settings. One was in your face, 'Love me! Love me! Love me! Love me! Love me! Love me!' And when you said finally, 'Get off!' it [becomes] 'I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry! I'm sorry!' Then he goes, 'Oh it's okay! Now Love me, love me, love me!' She's a little bit like that and she's always leaning in a little too much and always a little too ready to ask ten million questions and it's a fun character. I've never seen that before in superhero movies and we're always trying to juice it up."
It's going to be fun and interesting to see how Helen responds to this kind of fandom because it's been so long since she's been out of the superhero game.
As for the film's villain, his name is The Screenslaver and he uses TV and computer screens to hypnotize innocent people. Also, those blue goggles that he wears have some kind of hypnotic power.
It's also revealed that the villain lives in "a forgotten space beneath the overpass. He has taken all kinds of old trash and junk to build his lair, giving off a very grungy vibe."
According to Bird, The Screenslaver was designed specifically to convey the idea that attachment to screens can be a major problem in our world. When talking about one of the themes of the story, he explains:
"We have things about, again exploring the roles of men and women, the importance of fathers participating, the importance of allowing women to also express themselves through work and they are just as viable as men are and there's aspects of being controlled by screens, there's feelings about the difficulties of parenthood, that parenting is a heroic act."
We already saw certain aspects of this explored in the trailers for the film, but the whole being controlled by what's on these screens people stare at all day is a new interesting element we didn't know before.
The story will focus on Helen a.k.a. Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) as she embarks on a mission to help bring Supers back. These are some of the Supers who will be involved with the story. As Helen is out on her mission, Bob a.k.a. Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) is trying to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home and taking care of Jack-Jack, who is starting to display a bunch of dangerous superpowers.
Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family soIncredible.
Incredibles 2 opens in theaters on May 15th!