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Scandal in Metroville: New secret identities have just been leaked!
Incredibles 2, Pixar’s long-awaited follow-up to its 2004 superhero smash, has kept both cast and plot as closely guarded as the blueprints to an underground lair, but the animation studio has now released a slew of new photos and details about the cast of characters flying into Incredibles 2 this June.
The core incredibly-powered Parr family — Holly Hunter, Craig T. Nelson, Sarah Vowell — is back, save for young Dash, who is now voiced by Huck Milner. Samuel L. Jackson’s loyal Frozone is also returning, as well as fashionista Edna Mode (voiced by the film’s writer and director, Brad Bird).
This time around it’s Elastigirl who finds herself in the fore of the adventure (and the danger), becoming the face of “a campaign to bring Supers back into the spotlight.” You’ll remember, from the first film, that Supers were forced to go underground, but perhaps Elastigirl and Mr. Incredible’s very public heroism during the movie’s climactic finale has since helped change public opinion. Meanwhile, Mr. Incredible is preoccupied with his own adventure at home managing baby Jack-Jack’s emerging powers.
Playing with last week’s mischievous art-history meme, Disney and Pixar have announced a handful of voice actors and characters joining the film. First up: Bob Odenkirk, playing a rich, suave telecommunications bigwig named Winston Deavor. He’s described as “big in everything he does—including his infatuation with Supers.” (An obsession that can never go wrong, right?) Linger over this juicy plot tease: “He has been a supporter of Supers returning—all he needs is a hero (or three) to help him change public perception and bring them back into the sunlight.”
Catherine Keener will play Winston’s genius sister, Evelyn, a tech-happy problem-solver and evidently the real brains behind the Deavors’ successful company.
A familiar face from the first film, Super Relocation Program agent Rick Dicker is now voiced by Odenkirk’s Better Call Saul costar Jonathan Banks (animation veteran Bud Luckey provided the character’s original gruff vocals). Tasked with keeping Super identities secret, “Rick takes his job very seriously — at least until his division is shuttered, leaving the Parrs all on their own.”
Another Super joins the mix with Sophia Bush, playing an overeager young Super and Elastigirl obsessive (which, again, definitely didn’t backfire last time). As her name suggests, Voyd’s abilities allow her to “divert and manipulate objects around her by creating voids that allow the objects to appear and disappear, and shift in space.”
Finally, rounding out the new cast is a foreign dignitary known only as Ambassador, played by Isabella Rossellini. Like Incredibles fans, she is very much in favor of the legal return of Supers.
Incredibles 2 flies into theaters June 15, 2018.