With the first trailer for The Incredibles 2 expected to debut next week timed to the release of Pixar’s Coco, it’s time to reveal the first new members of the ensemble. The Tracking Board has exclusively learned that Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener have joined the voice cast of Brad Bird’s animated Disney sequel.
Of course, Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Sarah Vowell and Huck Milner are back as the Parr family, aka Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet and Dash. Samuel L. Jackson is slated to return as Frozone, with John Ratzenberger as the Underminer, and Bird voicing fan favorite Edna Mode.
From what we understand, The Incredibles 2 will pick up exactly where the first film left off, though the sequel will focus more on Elastigirl’s adventures saving the world while Mr. Incredible is left to care for Jack-Jack. A gaggle of new superheroes will likely factor into the plot, which we should be getting a better sense of with the new trailer.
Disney will release The Incredibles 2 on June 15, 2018.
While details regarding Odenkirk and Keener’s characters are being kept under wraps, both actors are in the awards conversation this year thanks to their supporting performances in Steven Spielberg’s The Post and Jordan Peele’s Get Out, respectively.
Emmy winner Odenkirk currently stars on AMC’s Better Call Saul, and he’ll soon be seen in James Franco’s The Disaster Artist. He’s also slated to play former New York Times reporter David Carr in a TV adaptation of Carr’s harrowing memoir The Night of the Gun. He’s represented by WME, Odenkirk Provissiero Entertainment and Ziffren Brittenham.
Keener is a two-time Oscar nominee (Capote, Being John Malkovich) who is no stranger to animation, having voiced Ugga in The Croods. She can currently be seen alongside Ansel Elgort and Chloe Grace Moretz in November Criminals, and she has wrapped the Sicario sequel Soldado, as well as Mark Pellington’s Nostalgia with Jon Hamm. She’s represented by Gersh.
A Disney representative did not respond to a request for comment.
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