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The Incredibles 2 is easily one of our most anticipated superhero movies in 2018, and, by default, we've been watching the recent trailers like a hawk. While we're pretty excited about the movie as a whole, one of the things we're most excited about is the fact that Jack-Jack has quite a few powers.
In a recent Q&A session at Pixar Animation Studio, the film's writer/director Brad Bird shared why Jack-Jack has so many powers in the upcoming film when he seemingly was the only member of the Parr family to be normal. The reasoning behind the massive change from the first film to this upcoming sequel, Bird shared, is that Jack-Jack is unknown power wise because babies can be unpredictable, per a report from ComicBook.com.
“What interests me is the idea of having a family,” Bird said. “Having there be a reason to hide the powers. And once I had that insight into what I wanted to do, I picked the powers based on who they were in the family. And so men are always expected to be strong, so I had Bob have super strength. Women, mothers are always pulled in a million different directions, so I had her be elastic. Teenagers are insecure and defensive, so I had Violet have force fields and invisibility. 10-year-olds are energy balls that can't be stopped.”
Bird continued on to say:
“And babies are unknown, maybe they have no powers, maybe they have all powers, we don't know. So, that's what Jack-Jack was. He was seemingly the first normal one in the family and then at the end of Incredibles you find out that he's the wild card, and that he's sort of the Swiss Army knife of powers. And that to me reminds me of the way babies can grasp languages really easily and adopt them easily.”
We're pretty interested to see just how Jack-Jack's powers will be incorporated into the Parr's family dynamic. While we don't know too much about the film and how these powers will effect the family, we do know that the family will not only have to face a new enemy, but they also have to navigate a power change between some of the family members.
Take a look at the synopsis, shared via ComicBook.com, below:
“Everyone's favorite family of superheroes is back in “Incredibles 2” – but this time Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is in the spotlight, leaving Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell) and Dash (voice of Huck Milner) to navigate the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life/ It's a tough transition for every one, made tougher by the fact that the family is still unaware of baby Jack-Jack's emerging superpowers. When a new villain hatches a brilliant and dangerous plot, the family and Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) must find a way to work together again – which is easier said than done, even when they're all Incredible.”
To see Disney's favorite superheros in action, be sure to check out The Incredibles 2 when it comes out in theaters June 15.