James Bond and Mission Impossible inspired Incredibles 2: Director Brad Bird

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Incredibles 2 hits screens this month and fans are waiting for the long-awaited sequel with baited breath. The sequel follows the family of superheroes (Incredibles) who vanquished the villain Syndrome. The end of Incredibles saw a new villain – the Underminer, and he is the antagonist of Incredibles 2.

Brad Bird returns to direct the sequel for the 2004 film. In terms of what inspired Incredibles 2, Bird said that he took inspiration from genres other than comic-book superhero films, even though The Incredibles franchise is essentially a superhero franchise.

“I was inspired by spy series and spy movies,” said Bird. “James Bond, Mission: Impossible, The Man from U.N.C.L.E., Our Man Flint, as well as a prime-time adventure cartoon called Johny Quest. There were a bunch of them in the sixties that had that cool, elegant flavor that we wanted to capture.”

The original The Incredibles was set in the 1960s and had various elements of that era. But it was also an alternate reality in that there was a lot of futuristic stuff that did not exist back then. In Incredibles 2, we can expect quite a bit of spy-action stuff that Brad was going for. This time Elastigirl is the one who does the primary superheroic deeds while Mr Incredible stays home with Violet and Dash. Kajol voices Elastigirl in the Hindi dubbed version of the film.

Here is the official synopsis of the film, “In “Incredibles 2,” Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose superpowers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.”

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