Incredibles 2: How Disney-Pixar struck gold again with this superhero smash

Hidden Easter Eggs, Toy Story 4 teasers and a joyous adventure - everything you need to know about the highly anticipated Incredibles sequel.

They made us wait 14 years, but Incredibles 2 finally blasted into our lives in 2018, reuniting a superhero family to rival even the mighty Avengers.

Mr Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash and Jack-Jack are all back for a colossal new adventure, which possibly even outshines the original film.

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Here is everything you need to know about the film – available to buy now in the BT TV Store.

3 reasons to watch Incredibles 2

The Incredibles 2

1. They made us wait for a reason

The Incredibles creator Brad Bird always insisted that he wouldn’t deliver a sequel to the hugely popular original until he had the perfect idea.

It may have taken a while, but director Bird was true to his word, delivering a joyous adventure filled with the usual Pixar pathos and an interesting switch of lead characters for 2018.

The sequel sees Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) come to the centre of the action, fronting a new campaign to rehabilitate superheroes, while Mr Incredible (Craig T Nelson) takes over the tricky childcare duties at home.

Throw in a dastardly new villain in Screenslayer and some hysterically funny hi-jinks from the multi-powered baby Jack-Jack and you've got a recipe for must-watch animated classic.

2. Get yourself some superhero extras

Buy the Bonus Edition of The Incredibles in the BT TV Store and you'll get loads of extra goodies, including the Pixar shorts Bao and Auntie Edna.

You'll also get a Behind the Scenes films, deleted scenes and even more incredible extras.

3. There is a Toy Story 4 secret hidden somewhere

Hardcore Pixar fanatics will know that their films always throw in a cheeky teaser for their next big movie.

If you go through their back catalogue, you’ll spot a picture of Mr Incredible on a magazine cover in 2003’s Finding Nemo, Doc Hudson from Cars in the first Incredibles and Toy Story 3 villain Lotso bear can be found in Up.

And it has been confirmed by the Incredibles 2 team that there is a hidden reference to Toy Story 4.

There are lots of theories about where the secret is hidden in the film, but the strongest rumour involves a doll that can be seen in Jack-Jack’s cot – which many Pixar obsessives believe could be a significant character in the next Toy Story chapter in 2019.

Incredibles 2 Trivia

  • The most famous Pixar Easter Egg – the number A113 which appears in all their films – pops up on the marquee for a movie theatre where Tony is dropped off near the end of the film.
  • There is a ‘Hidden Mickey’ in the spirals on villain Screenslayer’s hypnosis machine. Hidden Mickeys are Mickey Mouse-shaped drawings hidden in the background of scenes.
  • At the start of the film, the Incredibles live at Safari Court – loosely based on the Safari Inn, a real life motel near  Disney's HQ in Burbank, California.
  • A nod to classic 1960s TV series Jonny Quest can been seen with clips from the show on TVs and a neon sign of the show logo in the background. Director Brad Bird previously named the series as a key influence on The Incredibles universe.

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