It looks like our favorite superhero family will have more help than just Frozone in ‘The Incredibles 2‘ as a new group of superheroes have been formed! The Wannabes as we’ve learned they are called will be picking up the call to arms to help save the world, whether the populace wants them or not! The names, identities, and abilities of these new heroes are still a mystery, but we suspect that more details will be coming out as we get closer to the film’s official release!
As to what The Wannabes stand for, director Brad Bird had some fun nuggets of information to share:
“The Wannabes is basically the idea that a lot of heroes, a lot of the top tier heroes, were killed off in the first movie. And people don’t really totally remember it because it was done off-screen. We didn’t see them die. There is body count in the first movie, but it’s kind of more in the story than it is graphically represented. So some people remember it, and some people don’t, but the ideas that a lot of them are gone, and that they’ve been illegal for 15 years.
So, anyone that has superpowers that hasn’t really become a superhero had been hiding that whole time. And when these guys get sort of a sponsorship from [Winston and Evelyn] Deavor… any philanthropic sort of enterprise, they get encouragement. They start to feel like, ‘Society may be ready for me to be who I am!’ And so they start coming out of the woodwork. And they’re not all ‘central casting’ superheroes. They’re kind of the B team. But it doesn’t mean they’re are not effective. And they could maybe be the A-team someday if they maybe get a little more experience.”
With a new supervillain coming out of the woodwork in ‘The Incredibles 2’ there will need to be a force to stop them, and Bird makes a great point that many may have forgotten. Most of the world’s greatest superheroes are going to either be getting on in their years from retirement or are flat out dead thanks to the first movie.
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Are you happy to hear that we’ll be getting new superheroes in ‘The Incredibles 2’ and that they may have a future in the films? Do you feel that we’ll possibly see anyone outside of second stringers rallying against the upcoming villain? Share your thoughts below!