‘The Incredibles 2′: Samuel L. Jackson Says Frozone Will Return

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incredibles 2 frozone The Incredibles 2: Samuel L. Jackson Says Frozone Will Return

Disney’s annual meeting for shareholders brought some much-awaited news in 2014, as the company announced that The Incredibles 2 is actively being developed, after a decade of writer/director Brad Bird expressing his interest in making the sequel one day (should a great idea come to him), but not much else. As with all Pixar sequels, there’s a question of whether the imaginative computer-animation studio would be better off exploring a never-before-seen world, rather than revisiting familiar territory, but for now the general attitude towards a new adventure with the Incredibles is quite positive.

Bird is currently working on the Incredibles 2 script, though he’s not yet confirmed to direct the film. However, with the exception of the 1987 sci-fi flick *batteries not included (which Bird worked on long before his feature directing days), the filmmaker has ended up directing every movie screenplay that he’s collaborated on. Which is to say, chances are good that Bird will take the helm on Incredibles 2, once he finishes post-production on his upcoming live-action sci-fi/fantasy adventure for the Mouse House, titled Tomorrowland.

It’s much too early to expect any concrete plot details to be leaked for the Incredibles sequel yet, though in an interview last week with Digital Spy - as part of his promotional tour for Captain America: The Winter Soldier – Samuel L. Jackson revealed that his character from the first movie, Lucius Best/Frozone (whose super-power allows him to freeze water and moisture) will be included in the proceedings:

“Every time I run into Brad [Bird, director] he always tells me Frozone is part of what’s going on [in the sequel], so I have to believe that. I guess they could be the Incredibles without Frozone, but I think Frozone would be a wonderful addition to what’s already there.”

Jackson then added, “I’m just looking forward to seeing what Jack-Jack turned into,” in reference to the youngest member of the Incredibles clan (see the image below) – who, during the original movie’s conclusion and in the spinoff short “Jack-Jack Attack”, was revealed to posses a rather strange (and non-specific) collection of super-abilities.

incredibles 2 jack jack The Incredibles 2: Samuel L. Jackson Says Frozone Will Return

One possibility speculated by our editors on the Screen Rant Underground Podcast is that the Incredibles sequel will pick-up in real time after the first movie, similar to the approach that Pixar took when it released Toy Story 3 eleven years after the second Toy Story installment. That would mean that Incredibles 2 could feature older versions of all the characters from the first movie, making it feasible that Mr. and Mrs. Incredible, along with Frozone, will have all either permanently retired their superhero personas or are near to doing so, while a teenage Jack-Jack is just coming into his own.

That Frozone will return for Incredibles 2 - regardless of what shape the story ultimately takes – makes sense, given how the character was integral to the manner in which that film establishes what life is like for the remaining superheroes outside the Incredibles clan in the first movie – to mention nothing of Lucius’ popularity with fans and Jackson’s real-life working relationship with Disney. Much like it makes sense for Gill (Willem Dafoe) to come back in the upcoming Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory, it’ll be fun to see how Frozone fits into the larger puzzle that is Bird’s latest team-up collaboration with Pixar.

Indeed, there are several interesting routes that Bird might take for Incredibles 2, such as one that gets all meta and examines the current real-world’s obsession with all things superhero-related through its setting – a place where costumed crime-fighters have achieved mainstream acceptance yet again. With Bird penning the script, it seems safe to assume that such an idea would be more thoroughly examined in the Incredibles sequel than, say, how Hotel Transylvania looked at monster pop culture and how it has changed and gained newfound popularity in the present.

No voice actors have been confirmed for Incredibles 2 yet, though we anticipate that Jackson will be rejoined by Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter as Mr. Incredible and Elastagirl, while Spencer Fox and Sarah Vowell could very well return to voice grown-up versions of the Incredibles children Dash and Violet, much like how John Morris voiced both the kid and college-age iterations of Andy in all three Toy Story films. Beyond that, it’s a fair guess that John Ratzenberger will voice a character – though, probably not the Underminer (at least, not in anything more than a cameo).

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We’ll keep you posted on The Incredibles 2 news as we hear it.

Source: Digital Spy

TAGS: the incredibles, the incredibles 2

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  1. makes me happy. but i really want a timeskip where the brother and sister are a team and the baby is the boys age trying to get into the team. somthing like that but i want there to be a timeskip

    but its about a family so i doubt there would be a timeskip but whatever happens the villain better not be that mole… it sucked.

    • Pretty sure “The Underminer” was just a reference/shout-out to “The Mole Man” from Fantastic Four comics — ESPECIALLY considering The Incredibles are almost exactly like the Fantastic Four.
      Violet = Invisible Woman
      Mrs. Incredible = Mr. Fantastic (gender switch obviously)
      Mr. Incredible = The Thing
      Dash = The Human Torch (minus the fire, but same looks & personality type)
      … AND it’s a family of superheroes, which the Fantastic Four was also (besides Ben Grimm).

      I actually appreciate the reference, because I think it shows Brad Bird wasn’t pretending that The Incredibles didn’t borrow from the Fantastic Four a lot. I agree with you though, I think The Underminer shouldn’t be the main villain. It could work I guess, but I’d want to see an original villain for the sequel.

      • Not to mention, Jack Jack- Franklin Richards (Latent enormous powers, kid yet the most powerful of the team)

  2. The Incredibles are back to make even more Fantastic Four movies look like crap!

    The only Pixar movie that actually calls for a sequel. Toy Story didn’t need them, but the quality of the trilogy justifies its own existence.

    Very excited about this, and of course SLJ is back – Frozone rocks faces.

  3. I’m probably excited about this as much as I’m excited about Avengers 2 and Batman Vs Superman.

  4. Didn’t Syndrome kill nearly all the supers in his quest to build the Mr. Incredible death machine? If so, I’d say Frozone would HAVE to be in this, since he’s one of the only super heroes left in the world (besides the Incredibles, of course).

    • We don’t know how many supers there were to begin with.

  5. I hope they make it dark and gritty

  6. Why this wasnt done before Cars 2 is beyond me. I would think a sequel to Incredibles would be so much easier (and that much more awesome!)

    • Unfortunately it comes down to money. Disney and Pixar are businesses that are fully aware of the sheer amount of merchandize that the cars frachise can sell. It’s also why the crappy spinoff planes and it’s sequel came out before a sequel to the truly loved Incredibles and Finding Nemo.

      • I would put most of the blame on Disney and only some of the blame on Pixar…

  7. Great news, hopefully he has a much bigger part this time around.

  8. If they age them, which i think is the right move i do think the Jack-Jack angle might figure prominently. Lets face it, even among supers he’s probably the most “super” there has ever been. What would the implications be? Would all heroes be pointless or would he be feared because if he turned bad or decided to operate above all laws who would stop him?

  9. I want the opening scene to be defeating (once again) The Under-miner. Such a good villain name.

  10. Great but what about The Iron Giant Sequel ? They must bring it back!!!!!!!!

  11. It’s been a decade since the last Incredibles movie. So their 2 kids will be in college by now.

    The youngest Jack Jack is probably in 12th grade by now.

  12. What happened to Pixar? They haven’t made a good movie since……Up.

    No Toy Story 3 was not a good movie it was a rehash of #2.

  13. I really hope they don’t screw this up by fast- fowarding another bunch of years. That trick was only good for the first movie(it was definitely required). But I say keep them in the time of the first movie. Maybe only 2 or 3 years afterwards. That way, we can still see them all in action and hear Jack Jack talk and watch him use his powers without being held. Its an animated movie, meaning it doesn’t have to keep time with the real world.

  14. The movie will probably take place a few years after the first. New superheroes would have made a comeback around the world, the Incredible kids are much older, Violet’s power is much more powerful and mature, same with Dash but most importantly Jack-jack. As to what the plot may be…. I cant say for sure. Pretty much every plot available has been done when it comes to superhero movies. Maybe the younger generation of heroes will rebel and it will take the old timers like Mr. & Ms. Incredible along with Frozone to teach them a lesson.
    If anything, what producers will want to focus on may be jack jack. He seems to have different special powers, so maybe for that reason he might be stolen or kidnapped. His development would have to mean that a few years ABSOLUTELY have to have gone by. Like 7-8 years. I imagine him being a rebellious young kid with no fear, that is….until he’s kidnapped. Enter the Incredibles family going to rescue the youngest member around the world.

  15. 7 or 8 years is to many. But I agree that they should focus on Jack jack and his powers(his powers like the others have developed). Probably not young v.s old though. Not a big fan of Jack jack being stolen because he is a little too powerful to just get bagged and taken. Also, he was at home the whole last movie, so we were hardly able to see much of his character battling alongside the others. Not that my methods matter(so you really don’t have to read a word of this if you’re only going to take offense or you just don’t care). I’d say 2 or 3 years after. With the incredible’s and frozone hanging out, and the kids battling crime on a daily basis. Jack jack being old enough to speak words, but having trouble with school bullies. And a new villain that is more powerful than any they have ever faced threatens the world, forcing the incredible’s to take action. Along with frozone, the heroes suit up to battle the new threat and his army of robots, splitting up and giving the bad guys a whooping. In the end, 6 or 7 year old Jack jack will have to face the villain one on one and defeat him while the rest of the family is battling robots. Defeating the villain is the only way to shut down all the robots (seeing as the whole “close the portal” thing has been used in too many superhero movies). After a vigorous battle, Jack jack uses his rage monster to end the villain, but the building explodes causing a high level of suspension because Jack jack is quickly assumed dead. But then he leaps out of the building with a roar and smashes the ground as he lands and transforms back to human in his super suit. His family stands around him laughing joyfully because of their victory. The ending would be all up to Bird(as the whole movie is, I’m just giving a story line).

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