While fans of Pixar’s The Incredibles will have waited 14 years for a sequel to the Academy Award winning film, it appears not nearly as much time will have passed in the lives of the family of superheroes. In an interview with IGN at this year’s D23 Expo, Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter revealed that The Incredibles 2 will pick up right after the conclusion of the first film.
Lasseter explained that only a minute will have passed between the first film’s ending and the beginning of the sequel:
“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on. It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that’s where start this movie.”
The Pixar chief also expressed his excitement over the concept the team developed for the sequel and how it continues the themes of the first film:
“One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme. It’s awesome, the idea we came up with — simple as that. … We love to really look at our own lives and look at what’s going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience.”
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The Incredibles 2 will be directed by Brad Bird and will be released in theaters on June 15, 2018.
Top 10 Superhero Movies That Aren’t Based On Comics
Superhero movies that don’t derive from comics are a bit rarer than you might think. They come along every once in a while, but usually to spoof the existing state of comic-book movies, perhaps lessening their creative impact. But some of them truly stand out as some of the best superhero movies period, typically by their own merits.
So I’ve gone through the catalog of non-comic based superhero movies to provide the “best,” ranking them according to cultural relevance (for their time at least), the quality of the film itself, and how the film informs the genre as a whole. Not all of these films are necessarily “original,” but that’s almost an impossible task. Though they don’t come directly from traditional comic-book mythologies, all of these movies benefit and draw from established tropes that have been around for centuries. All the way back to Greek Mythology, even.
That said, here are the very best, starting with #10.