'Incredibles 2' Trailer Reveals Villain, Frozone Finds His Super Suit
So that’s where Frozone’s super suit is. In the trailer for Disney and Pixar’s The Incredibles 2, releasing in theaters June 15, a new villain called the “Screen Slaver” rises to terrorize civilians. Luckily, the film will have the return of one major character: Frozone’s unseen wife, whom we only know as “Honey.”
On Friday, Disney released the trailer for The Incredibles 2, the long-awaited follow-up to 2004’s The Incredibles from returning director Brad Bird. Set shortly after the first film, a new campaign to bring superheroes out of exile begins, with Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) chosen as the face of the campaign. This leaves Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) to take up the even more dangerous task of being a stay-at-home dad. Of course, when a new supervillain, the Screen Slaver appears, the whole Incredibles family rises to the occasion.
Notably, the trailer ends with a small gesture to one of the most enduring memes from the first Incredibles. When Mr. Incredible calls his best friend Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson, who voiced the character before he became Nick Fury in the Marvel films) for help, Frozone responds, “I’ll be there, ASAP.” As Frozone conveniently takes out his super suit — now in an easy hiding spot — Frozone’s wife berates him. “Where you going ASAP? You better be back ASAP.”
A loving homage to the Golden Age of Comic Books, Disney’s Incredibles franchise isn’t based on a specific Marvel or DC property but is chiefly inspired by them. Filmmaker and geek icon Kevin Smith has repeatedly called The Incredibles as the best Fantastic Four movie ever made on his podcast Fat Man on Batman. Director Brad Bird’s first film was the cult animated classic The Iron Giant (1999), which is loaded with references to Superman.
The Incredibles 2 will be released in theaters on June 19.