Pixar don’t really do bad sequels. I mean, we’re not counting Cars because sometimes it’s best to just forget – but follow up features to the likes of Toy Story, Finding Nemo and Monsters, Inc. have all been hugely successful, and thoroughly enjoyable endeavours. The Incredibles 2 now joins that list – and when we interviewed Holly Hunter, who reprises her role as Elastigirl, she explained that she had faith that the studio wouldn’t disappoint.
We also met the brains behind the whole project Brad Bird, who was sat alongside producers John Walker and Nicole Grindle, as we discussed how this whole project came into fruition. They also tell us the story of how, and why the supervillain in the movie changed during the course of production.
We ask Hunter what it’s like for her kids to know their mother is a superhero, and what makes this family so appealing to audiences. In the meantime, Bird tells us about hiring both Bob Odenkirk and Jonathan Banks (he’s evidently a big Breaking Bad fan) and finally we asked them all what their very favourite Pixar movie is, and whether we may see a third instalment into the Incredible franchise…
Watch the interviews below:
Everyone’s favourite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life. It’s a tough transition for everyone, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack’s emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again—which is easier said than done, even when they’re all Incredible.
The Incredibles is released on July 13th.