10:55am PT by Aaron Couch
'Incredibles 2' Reveals New Cast, Character Details
Incredibles 2 has a recruited a few more stars.
Disney started the week by sharing a cast list that includes a few more names, as well as character details for previously announced stars.
Among the newcomers is Better Call Saul's Jonathan Banks as Rick Dicker. He's a government leader who helps the Parr family keep their superhero identities secret as head of the Super Relocation Program. Unfortunately for the superteam, the family is left to their own devices when the division is closed.
Meanwhile, Sophia Bush will play Voyd, a young Elastigirl fan who aspires to be a superhero and has the power of creating voids, allowing objects to appear and disappear. And Isabella Rossellini voices Ambassador, who advocates for superheroes to be legalized.
Disney is also shedding light on who previously announced castemembers Bob Odenkirk and Catherine Keener will be playing. Odenkirk plays Winston Deavor, who leads a telecommunications company with his sister Evelyn Deavor (Keener). He is a sueprhero fan and would like to help bring them out of hiding and back into the public eye by revamping public perception of them. Evelyn, meanwhile, is a genius who loves working on tech and has never met a problem she can't solve. Do these two sound like supervillain material, perhaps?
Other previously announced castmembers include Parr family members Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter) and their children, Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dashiell (Huck Milner) baby Jack Jack. Samuel L. Jackson returns as Frozone, while writer-director Brad Bird will also have a role in the film, reprising his role as Edna 'E' Mode, who creates supersuits for the world's heroes.
"It's fundamentally a story about family," Bird said last year at D23 of making the film years after the 2004 original. "The technology has gotten so much better; we can get them close to what we wanted to do in the [original]. It’s like driving a better car."
The film finds Elastigirl in the spotlight, while Mr. Incredible stays at home with their children, including baby Jack-Jack, whose family is still unaware of his emerging powers. After a new villain comes on the scene with a plot, the family and Frozone must join forces once more.
Incredibles 2 is set for June 15. Click through for artwork of the characters: