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The Incredibles Return by JoeEngland The Incredibles Return by JoeEngland
The world turns quickly after Syndrome. Though most of the old guard is gone, a new generation of heroes has begun to perform in plain sight without fear of public outcry. And, at the forefront of this bright new day, The Incredibles have grown closer and more powerful than ever.

Their adventures continue until the night of Violet's senior prom. The atmosphere in the Parr household is bittersweet as she awaits her beau. Though an alert calls the team into action, Bob and Helen insist that she take time off while they and Dash go investigate. Jack-Jack is left in the care of Lucius Best as Violet sets out to enjoy her evening.

But what seems at first to be a minor disturbance soon becomes a disaster. An eerily familiar sequence of events unfolds in the streets of Metroville as an impacted meteor blossoms to reveal a shifting alien construct. Living flesh crowns strange lenses emitting rays which eliminate vast sections of the surrounding buildings. Forced to act quickly, Bob, Helen, and Dash severely damage the monstrosity before it launches a final salvo which consumes them all.

The world turns again.

When the light clears The Incredibles find the city changed. The streets host architecture and technology beyond their ken, and before their eyes stand memorials made in their likenesses. An unfamiliar gang of villains descends, augmenting their own powers with weaponized drugs. The weary supers are saved only by the intervention of a powerful young man called Mr. Incredible!

To their shock, the Parrs learn that they have somehow traveled over two decades through time. History has painted them as martyrs who died in battle. The new Mr. Incredible is Jack-Jack, grown into a compassionate optimist eager to prove himself worthy of his name. Raised by Lucius and mentored by his sister, he is the most revered of all modern heroes. Violet, meanwhile, has spent her life consumed with guilt over her perceived failure to protect her family. Lonely years of deprivation and obsessive training have made her The Ghost, the most proficient vigilante alive.

While Jack is overjoyed to meet the parents and brother he never knew, Bob and Helen are left reeling by the revelation that they have missed the formative years when their children needed them most. Dash is fascinated by the world of the future, but disconcerted by siblings he no longer recognizes. And Violet is hostile, determined to expose the resurrected Incredibles as impostors, unable to accept that her sacrifices have been predicated on a misconception.

The disarrayed supers must come to grips with their altered circumstances and learn to be a team once again, not just for their own sakes but for the human race... because in the cold of space a colder intelligence has taken notice of its beacon's echo.

The Incredibles have returned, but they are not alone. The alien menace has arrived. And Earth will need its first family of heroes more than ever.


Notes: I'm not sure if this was more inspired by Artificus' Team Future stories or that Justice League episode Hereafter. But I definitely got the "presumed dead but really they time-traveled" angle from those. I give credit where it's due.
Anyway, I tend to think of The Incredibles as an homage not just to comics and superheroes, but to Marvel comics specifically. Think about it... the personal problems, the obvious Fantastic Four pastiche, the ungrateful public... Hell, look at Frozone's ice platforms. That's 100% Iceman, bro.
So in envisioning a sequel, I thought it'd be neat to make it more of an homage to DC comics. The world's changed, heroes and villains are both more powerful, Violet and Jack-Jack fill the roles of the Batman and Robin/Superman analogues, and so forth. I suppose there being an "older generation" of superheroes touches on themes found in the Justice Society, and trippy elements like time travel and aliens fall into more cosmic categories, which DC has always been slightly more at home with. And of course, since every DC movie sequel has to have "Returns" in the title, well...
So there you have it, another one of my concepts I may or may not flesh out, but I was so enamored with it I felt I at least owed it a poster.

Naturally, The Incredibles are owned by Disney/Pixar.
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2014
I love your designs.
I know they are coming out with a sequel or at least working on the idea, I came up with what they could do.
Its 10 years later.  So Dash is now 20, Violet is now around 24, Jack Jack (now called Jack) is 11, Bob is now 54, and Helen is now 50.
Since the last film the Supers have returned, only now they are Government employees.  With his kids having school and Super work and he and Helen having Super Work Bob and Helen hardly see his kids anymore.  Jack is even gone a lot.  Bob feels his family drifting apart.  Frozone also returns, he has children with his wife too, who we finally see this time.  Bob hangs out there some and gets sad seeing Frozone spending time with his children and remembers what it used to be like for him.  So Bob makes a decision, he and his family are going on a vacation to a remote island.  But perhaps (and this is where I loose my train of thought) a villain from Bob's past, or Helen's, returns and follows them.  While bonding Bob and Helen find out Violet is dating the son of a super villain (maybe the villain who follows them there) and she asked him to meet her there.  Basically its a story about a family who is drifting apart and through the coarse of the film become closer.  And since Brad Bird said its a movie about the ordinary and the fantastic, the film is also about super villain revenge, world domination, monster islands, and the new generation of Supers coming into their own.
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sounds like a neat set-up, with lots of potential!  The only thing I can think to suggest, if you'll permit (and you may not need this at all), is to include some particular imminent change in the status quo to sharpen the plot a little.

Say, perhaps Violet has recently discovered that she's pregnant, or is planning a move to some part of the world which would make working with her family as a team an impossibility.  Or Dash could be having second thoughts about being a hero when it interferes with a budding romance like it always does with young supers.  Possibly, Bob and Helen are honestly considering permanent retirement.  They're still only middle-aged, but they don't want to risk depriving their kids of their parents.  Maybe in a reversal of the original film Bob is receptive to the idea, while Helen is hesitant... an understated character arc from the last movie was her own evolution, going from a happy homemaker encouraging her family to repress their abilities and calling past awards "junk" to re-discovering her identity as Elastigirl (or "Mrs. Incredible").

The idea of Violet dating a supervillain has a lot of potential, since widening the family would certainly be a form of growth for everyone involved.  In any case, I think it may help if there was some kind of definite change on the horizon to dramatize the peril that the family dynamic is in.  Or rather, the perceived peril... change isn't always bad, after all.  Maybe the movie should be about the family coming to terms with "growing apart," and recognizing that it doesn't necessarily weaken their bonds.

Ah, I'm just throwing stuff out there.  It sounds like fun, no matter what you do with it!
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Needham-Comics Featured By Owner 6 days ago
Status quo?  For themain family plot I like the idea of Violet moving across the country.  Maybe they live in a New York type part of their America while she is going to live in the California type part of their America.  Or even further.  Maybe to get to her would take a jet 8 hrs to get them to her.  I could see them either going with her going to some college far away or her Super career (which comes with Government funded college classes) taking her that far away.  (Like maybe She is sent to Australia or something as America's Super ambassador over their.  Lives in their embassy, works as a Super, and goes to school there.)  I could also see instead of Violet dating the son of a villain maybe Dash is dating the daughter of a villain, and added to Violet moving away Dash is over at her house more than Bab and Helen's.  (and This might be too much) but maybe he is getting into some trouble at school or with the law... or maybe that could be Jack Jack.  (But like I said that might be too much.)  Bob and Helen's Super careers (all Supers work for the Government and are considered paid government employees, as a way to continue movie 1's plot) their careers maybe take them in opposite directions.  And like in Law enforcement maybe Supers can't date or be married to their partners in the field.  Just to show the family is being pulled or moving in different directions.
In the wider picture the older Supers still alive, not killed by Syndrome, return to duty but are being overshadowed by the new generation of Supers.  Sort of like in Alex Ross and Busiek's (?) Kingdom Come comic.  Just like with all things, Superheroes and villains and their activities have seemed to escalate.  "Remember back when flying could be your only power and it would amaze everyone?  Now everyone seems to have multiple powers."  It could be similar to Kingdom Come, only Pixar friendly.
And maybe instead of Bob moving the story away from a wider scope by taking his family to a remote island, maybe he is planning to take everyone on a vacation, one last family vacation, but tells everyone its an official mission against a major villain.  (That way Frozone could be invited, Dash could bring his girlfriend (powered), maybe things get out of hand when Jack tells the government and they send the family along with some other heroes.  Sort of could become a Mad Mad Mad Mad World type situation where by the end there are large numbers of heroes and villains on the island.

Really though I am just spinning my wheels with ideas.  I just like the main plot being (The Regular) the family is drifting apart, (And the Fantastic) the Supers and Villains are getting out of control.
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hawkstar-wolfhybrid Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
that woud be a cool... not exactly sequal... idk how a whole plot line could be gotten from that, but it looks like a great start of one. lol. 
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JoeEngland Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks.  I actually have a sort of ending in mind, but it's really a little depressing so I never bothered to flesh it out.
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hawkstar-wolfhybrid Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
if its ten years later, they could use some depressing plot line. lol. 
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goodleygirl Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
THIS should be Incredibles2! BTW I can't wait for the sequel for the incredibles!
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HoldMusic Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
This needs to be made.
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kmathel94 Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013  Hobbyist
This would make an awesome series!
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CdubbArt Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Interesting. love the Idea of Violet becoming a vigilante named the Ghost. that's awesome... and scary. very appropriate for Violet, lol. And Jak Jak becoming the new Mr. Incredible quite apropos. would maybe be nice to start the story in medias res, with the New Mr. Incredible popping up, achieving some grand feat before the vague reveal, then going into the original story set in the present/past. either way, killer story. 8-)
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