Writer and Director Brad Bird had stated over the years that he would only do a sequel to The Incredibles (2004) if he could come up with a story that was just as good as, or better than, its predecessor. The idea of Bob (Mr. Incredible) becoming a stay-at-home dad, while Helen (Elastigirl) becomes the breadwinner was there from the beginning, but it took several years for Bird to come up with the perfect story around which to write this idea.
Instead of this movie being released on June 21, 2019, Pixar swapped release dates with Toy Story 4 (2019), as the film was being completed ahead of schedule, while the other was lagging in production, of which was initially going to be released on June 15, 2018.
As in The Incredibles (2004), Frozone's wife Honey does not appear on-screen. She is only heard yelling at her husband from off camera as he runs off to don his super suit and help the Parr Family, again just like last time. According to Writer and Director Brad Bird, Honey was initially going to appear on-screen, and she even got her own character design, but ultimately they decided it would be funnier if she remained off-screen. The character design for Honey would still be used for a background character.
A typo on the movie theater marquee shown towards the end of the movie reads "A113", one of the most famous recurring Easter Eggs. Several Pixar producers and animators studied at California Institute of the Arts in classroom A113 and this number appears in every Pixar film.
When Bob Parr (Mr. Incredible) is trying to help Dash with his homework, he can be seen struggling with "New Math", describing it as making no sense at all and exclaiming "This is Math! Why would they change Math?" New Math was a brief, dramatic change in the way mathematics was taught in American grade schools during the 1960s (the approximate time of the Incredibles universe) which was highly criticized and quickly fell out of favor. The relevance of this joke comes from the frustration modern parents (and students) occasionally experience with "Common Core" mathematics.
When Helen is in her hotel room and on the phone with Bob, there is an abstract painting hanging on the wall behind Helen. It features five swatches of red on a light background. Each swatch forms a shape with a likeness of the five Parr family members. The four representing Bob, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack are positioned on the left side of the painting, and the final swatch, representing Helen, alone on the right. This subtly emphasizes her separation from her family.
The Safari Court, where the Parr family live during the beginning of the movie, is modelled on the Safari Inn, a venerable motel (and frequent filming location) that is only a few blocks from the official headquarters of the Walt Disney Company in Burbank, California.
Reinforcing the 1960's motif from The Incredibles (2004), 1960s era television shows like The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) can be seen on the Parr family's television (in their original animation).
Several scenes involving the Screenslaver include rapidly flashing lights, which raised concerns for potential seizures. As a result, many theaters began showing warnings for viewers who were susceptible to photosensitive epilepsy. The U.K. version on general release removed the warnings, although preview screenings in June (including for Cineworld Unlimited subscribers) used the original version. It was only re-edited overseas after public outcry from American viewers, who saw it a month earlier on June 15, instead of July 13.
Made more money domestically in one weekend (one hundred eighty million dollars) than Pixar's previous summer release Cars 3 (2017) earned in its entire release of twenty weeks (one hundred fifty-three million dollars).
A neon sign can be briefly glimpsed which resembles the logo for the television show Jonny Quest (1964) which director Brad Bird has named as a profound influence on the world of The Incredibles (2004). Clips from the show also appear on television in the movie.
The fourteen-year gap between the first film and this follow-up was the longest waiting time between a Disney/Pixar movie and its sequel. (Finding Dory (2016)'s thirteen-year gap was the second longest, Monsters University (2013) was the third longest with a twelve-year gap, and Toy Story 3 (2010) was the fourth longest with an eleven-year gap.)
This was Pixar's fourth follow-up film where the protagonist and side character switch roles, in which Mrs. Incredible/Elastigirl takes on the role of the protagonist from Mr. Incredible. The other times this happened was in Cars 2 (2011), where Mater took over from Lightning McQueen, in Monsters University (2013), where Mike took over from Sully, and in Finding Dory (2016), where Dory took over from Marlin.
Fironic, one of the heroes who knew the Deavors' father, was the completely unseen superhero bystanders mistook Syndrome for in The Incredibles (2004). Gazerbeam, the other hero, was the lawyer who defended Mr. Incredible, and the body found in the cave on Nomanisan, in that movie.
The Ambassador's name is given as Henrietta Selick, a hat tip to animation director Henry Selick, who worked for the Walt Disney Studios' animation department from the mid 1970s to the early 1980s. After he left, he became a freelance animator and director on movie projects that include The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), James and the Giant Peach (1996), and Coraline (2009).
The appearance of The Outer Limits (1963) and Jonny Quest (1964) on television confirms the movie's time frame as the fall of 1964. Perhaps coincidentally, both shows aired on ABC, which is now owned by The Walt Disney Company. Disney, however, does not own those series, so both clips had to be licensed from their respective owners (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Warner Brothers).
Pixar's Bud Luckey did not get to record any lines for Rick Dicker before passing away four months prior to the film's release, and he had been replaced by Jonathan Banks (he was announced to be taking over the role a month before Luckey's death). This made Rick Dicker the second Pixar character to be voiced by both an actor and a studio member at Pixar. The first had been Chick Hicks, who was voiced by actor Michael Keaton in Cars (2006) and Pixar's Bob Peterson in Cars 3 (2017).
As of 2017, this movie holds the record for the most viewed animated teaser trailer of all time, with one hundred thirteen million views in the opening week. Coincidentally, the number 113 (preceded by the letter A) is a common in-joke in Pixar and other contemporary animated movies.
The house loaned to the Parrs, was said to have been owned by an eccentric billionaire who didn't like to be seen coming and going, and has many secret entrances and exists. This is a nod to Batman, and maybe a hint to a Batman-type hero in the Incredibles universe.
Galbaki, name-dropped as a rival designer by Edna Marie "E" Mode, was originally going to appear as a character, specifically a foil to Edna. Galbaki would essentially be an anti-Mode: His costumes would showcase his designs rather than being designed for the needs of the hero wearing them. In early concept art, his costume for Elastigirl would even have violated Edna's "No Capes" rule.
Scored a domestic opening weekend of one hundred eighty million dollars, besting Finding Dory (2016)'s one hundred thirty-five million dollars to have the highest grossing domestic opening weekend for an animated movie. It also opened worldwide to two hundred thirty-one million dollars, besting Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009)'s two hundred eighteen million dollars to have the highest grossing worldwide opening weekend for an animated film.
Voyd's super power called for some technical intervention to make it easier to achieve in layout animation. Pixar wrote software to duplicate characters and connect multiple cameras, so that when one looked through one side of the void hole, one would see what a camera at another location sees. If a character stuck her arm through the hole on one side, they needed to place a duplicate of the character's arm on the other side.
The mobile over Jack-Jack's crib features the abstract character shapes from Inside Out (2015). They are just random shapes representing futuristic motifs that are typical of 70's decor. However, the Luxo ball is displayed on the crib balancing on the seal's nose.
While Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl are being interrogated by the police, pictures from their interviews in The Incredibles (2004) appear. A television broadcast about Elastigirl features the interview clip of her from the beginning of The Incredibles (2004).
Sarah Vowell, who voiced the daughter Violet, is now older than Holly Hunter was in The Incredibles (2004). Vowell was thirty-four at the time The Incredibles was released, while Hunter was forty-six. At the time this movie was released, Vowell was forty-eight and Hunter was sixty.
In a scene where Bob is rummaging through cartons of stuff saved from the old house, some of the items from his study in the first movie are visible, such as the jar of bullets that had bounced off of him.
This was the first of four consecutive sequels from Pixar Animation Studios and Walt Disney Animation Studios from 2018 to 2019. It is to be followed by Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018), Toy Story 4 (2019), and Frozen 2 (2019).
In addition to an episode of Jonny Quest (1964) being seen later in the film, the word "Quest" in the same style as the Jonny Quest logo can be seen on one of the buildings behind Elastigirl when she is on the rooftop searching for Screenslaver.
Making Reflux appealing was a huge challenge until artists turned to frogs for inspiration. According to Art Director Matt Notle, the idea of a frog made the character appealing and funny, even though his super power seems repulsive at first.
This movie broke records instantly upon its release, stealing the place of biggest opening weekend for an animated movie from former place-holder Finding Dory (2016), besting its one hundred thirty-five million dollars with the new record of one hundred eighty million dollars. This movie also had the eighth biggest domestic opening weekend of all time, and the biggest opening for a PG-rated film.
When Violet attempts to destroy her suit to underscore her renouncement of superheroism, she can't even damage it a little. Edna Marie "E" Mode did say they were virtually indestructible when she showed them to Helen.
Although Reflux heaves hot lava, his name was originally "G.E.R.D." because the technical term for acid reflux is GastroEsophageal Reflux Disease, abbreviated G.E.R.D. His name was later changed to Reflux since G.E.R.D. was a little too "on the nose".
The ending credits begin the same way visually as they did in The Incredibles (2004), with shots of the family members doing various things, before changing to reflect the events of the second movie instead of the first. The end credits include the "original" versions of the hero themes that the heroes sing along with Winston Deavor when they meet him.
On July 31, 2018, its forty-sixth day in release, this movie had earned one billion dollars worldwide. This makes it the fourth movie of 2018, the seventh animated movie, the third Pixar movie, and the thirty-sixth in general to reach the milestone. It also reached the milestone the fastest of any animated movie, besting Minions (2015), which reached it in forty-nine days.
Brad Bird was the second Pixar director to have all of his films composed by the same composer, who was Michael Giacchino. The first was Andrew Stanton, who had all three of his films composed by Thomas Newman. Coincidentally, both won Best Animated Feature Oscars for their first two movies, and made sequels to their first movies.
This was the sixth Pixar movie where the voice work of the main director was not simply listed in the "additional voices" section or go uncredited, which in this movie, like The Incredibles (2004), applied to Brad Bird as Edna Marie "E" Mode. The previous four times this applied was with Andrew Stanton in Finding Nemo (2003) and Finding Dory (2016) as Crush the Sea Turtle, Up (2009) with Pete Docter as Kevin and Campmaster Strauch, and The Good Dinosaur (2015) with Peter Sohn as Forrest Woodbrush/Pet Collector.
The sequence where Dash wants to pull Mr. Incredible up, but Violet keeps telling him to wait, echoes the similar sequence in The Incredibles (2004) when Bob was wanting to fire the claw, but Helen wanted to wait for a closer shot.
There was controversy when the title for this movie was first released. While the first film was titled The Incredibles (2004), this movie is simply titled "Incredibles 2". Many extreme fans expressed outrage about the removal of the word "The" from the title of the beloved movie's sequel's title.
In a scene about an hour into the movie, there is a battle between Elastigirl and Screenslaver, encased in a room of pure flashing, nearly strobe lights. This scene was subject to blame for multiple seizure and epilepsy warnings for those who are photosensitive. Since the many cases of seizures during the movie and many unsatisfied customers who had to walk out of the theatre, the HD copies later distributed online severely toned down the intensity of those lights.
Pixar's fifth sequel that re-cast some of the characters, which applies to Dash and Rick Dicker. The other four movies to do this are Toy Story 3 (2010) with Slinky and Andy (younger at the start of the film), Cars 2 (2011) with Filmore, Finding Dory (2016) with Nemo, Squirt and Jacques, and Cars 3 (2017) with Red and Chick Hicks.
The character Elastigirl (Helen Parr) is actually based on DC Comics Superhero of the same name. In DC, 'Elastigirl' or 'Elasti-Woman' aka Rita Farr (Notice the similarity in their last names) has the same Superhero alias and power of Helen and she is a member of the 'Doom Patrol' superhero team (There is also a debate that Marvel's famous 'X-Men' is actually inspired by Doom Patrol). As per report, DC had given the permission to use this character name until and unless the character is used in any merchandising. Further to mention that though 'The Incredibles' movies are regarded as among the best Non- comic book superhero movies, similarities in between it's characters and many comic book characters are noticeable.
Bud Luckey passed away from natural causes on February 24, 2018 at the age of 83, and this film was dedicated to his memory, as are Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018), where he designed characters on that film and Toy Story 4 (2019) where it was his last voice role.
The credits show scenes from the movie as stylized art, but one scene is not in the movie: a helicopter using the hydrofoil's helipad. This should be deleted -- yes, it is. Winston welcomes an ambassador to the summit after their helicopter lands on the boat's helipad.
On July 22, 2018, this movie entered the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films in the number forty-five spot with nine hundred forty million dollars worldwide. When it entered, it edged out Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005). Something similar happened three years prior on October 11, 2015, where Inside Out (2015) edged out Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) while entering the Top 50 Highest Grossing Films in the number forty-eight spot with eight hundred eighteen million dollars worldwide.
While not as foreboding compared to the first film, the scene where Helen goes to work for the first time echoes Bob's second trip to Nomanisan Island, but with their roles switched. Helen is a little dismissive in response to Bob's prodding, too focused on work ahead. Bob tries to sound optimistic in an effort to convince himself that everything is still okay. The scene even ends on the same note: as Helen drives off, Bob places his hand on his chin and tilts his head a little wistfully, likely wondering if everything really is okay, as he watches her leave.
First time in the history of both Disney and Pixar that the animated logos at the beginning of the movie are adjusted to blend with the movie's theme. Here, both the animations have been done in a red theme with the movie theme music playing in the background instead of their standard tunes.
On the surface, Winston Deavor seems very similar to Bob Odenkirk's famous character Saul Goodman. Both are smooth-talking, PR-oriented white collar men who have a sleazy vibe. The difference is Saul is an amoral attorney furthering his criminal activities, while Winston turns out to be a genuinely nice guy who wants to help people.
As of September 2, 2018, its eightieth day of release, it is the seventeenth highest grossing movie, and Pixar's highest grossing movie, with just over 1.2 billion dollars worldwide. This also makes it the second-highest grossing animated movie of all time, right under Frozen (2013).
By the time this film came out in theaters, there were warning labels throughout every movie theater in various states because of the scenes with the flashing lights and many people were worried that younger viewers who are watching the movie would be too sensitive with the light. The flashing lights are shown when Elastigirl confronts Screenslaver.
At the end of Poltergeist (1982), Steven Freeling (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are forced to stay at a motel after their house is destroyed. At the start of this movie, Bob Parr (Craig T. Nelson) and his family are seen living in a motel after their house is destroyed.
It was planned for Jack-Jack to melt as part of his shape-shifting powers in The Incredibles (2004), but this idea wasn't used. It can be assumed that this was due to technical limitations at the time, or the fact that it would have seemed too disturbing for younger viewers at the time. This limitation appears to have been corrected for this movie, as seen during his fight against the raccoon.
After seeing Helen's new costume, Bob teasingly notes Helen will have to explain to Edna why she's using a costume by another designer. Bob ends up taking the brunt of Edna's anger since Helen doesn't meet with her in this film.
On July 30, its forty-sixth day of release, this movie became the fastest animated movie to surpass one billion dollars worldwide, it's one of seven animated movies to do so, and the thirty-sixth movie overall. This also means that Pixar is the first animation studio to have three movies that grossed over one billion dollars after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Finding Dory (2016).
Helen/Elastigirl is the fourth female protagonist in a Pixar movie after Merida in Brave (2012), Joy in Inside Out (2015), and Dory in Finding Dory (2016), she is also the fifth human protagonist in a Pixar movie after her husband in The Incredibles (2004), Carl Fredricksen in Up (2009), Merida in Brave (2012), and Miguel Rivera in Coco (2017).
During the climax, when the Incredibles and Frozone are freeing the heroes from their hypno-goggles, one screen stays on. This tells us that there's one hero unaccounted for, that being Krushauer, who is freed a few scenes later.
The more prevalent Johnny Quest influences seen in The Incredibles 2 was also seen in the original with the Omnidroid and its delivery vehicle which is very similar to Dr. Zin's spider robot and its delivery vehicle from the episode The Robot Spy.
This movie and The Incredibles (2004) were released in the same year of the death of a voice actor of one of the iconic characters in Beauty and the Beast (1991). The Incredibles (2004) was released in the same year of the death of Jerry Orbach, and this movie was released in the same year of the death of David Ogden Stiers.
Initial box-office estimates had the domestic opening weekend at one hundred ten million dollars. Then, when it became the top pre-selling animated movie of all time, estimates rose to one hundred twenty to one hundred forty million dollars, with it possibly taking the animated opening weekend record from Finding Dory (2016). Finally, after scoring a Thursday night record of eighteen and a half million dollars, estimates rose to one hundred fifty million dollars, and even as much as one hundred eighty million dollars.
The third Pixar movie to gross over one billion dollars worldwide, after Toy Story 3 (2010) and Finding Dory (2016). This makes Pixar the animation studio with the most billion dollar hits, breaking the three way tie between it, Disney, and Illumination, the latter two only have two billion dollar hits.
According to Brad Bird, the Incredibles films are not to be classified or categorized as children's films just because of its PG rating or use of animation; or seen as any different than Marvel or Lucasfilm features.
Just as animation legends Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas had a brief cameo in "The Incredibles (2004)" this film seems to feature an appearance by an animation legend, albeit as a supporting character and with a different name. The character of Winston Deavor bears a striking resemblance to another animation giant who also has the initials of "W.D." He appears to be a caricature of Walt Disney himself.
As of November 2018 - Grossing more than 1.2 billion USD in the worldwide box office, Incredibles 2 is Pixar's top grossing film and also the number 1 bestselling animated film of all time. Collectively among all movie genres in the box office charts, Incredibles 2 stands at the 15th spot, surpassing its first franchise and all other Pixar movies.
Helen tells Bob that she used to have not only a bike (The "Elasticycle") during the Glory Days, she also had a mohawk. Bob was unaware of it, which leads to Helen reassuring him, "You didn't miss anything".
Elastigirl says she once had a mohawk, a reference to the Marvel Comics heroine Storm, who sported a mohawk in the 1980s and again in the 2010s. Storm's actual look was a joke, imitating Mr. T, that eventually took on a life of its own.
As of 2018, this is the only franchise to not have a consistent time gap The Incredibles (2004-Present), all of the others such as Toy Story (1995-2019) released every two decades, Cars (2006-2017) released every 5 1/2 years, and Finding Nemo (2003-2016) released every 13 years had consistent time gaps.
Elastigirl says she had a motorcycle inspiring Bob to ask why. This is a reference to the Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man who briefly had a dune buggy called the Spider-Mobile. Additionally, Elastigirl moves through the city by extending her arms and swinging, similar to Spider-Man's weblines.
When Edna Marie "E" Mode puts Jack-Jack in her chamber to show Bob the suit she designed for him, she mentions that Mozart stimulates his powers. This is a nod to the Pixar short Jack-Jack Attack (2005) where the babysitter Kari is taking care of Jack-Jack while the Parr family is on Nomanisan Island in The Incredibles (2004). Kari plays Mozart for Jack-Jack, and it instantly triggers his powers for the first time in his life.
Overall, Jack-Jack has seventeen superpowers, the most for any superhero in the movie. They are the following: Multiplication: Jack-Jack can make multiple copies of himself. Demon transformation: Jack-Jack turns himself into a purple demon-looking thing. This power appears to be triggered when he gets angry, especially when he doesn't get a cookie. Jack-Jack also used this power in The Incredibles (2004). Fire: Jack-Jack bursts into flames, Human Torch-style. He can seemingly still function normally in this state, it's just that everything he touches instantly catches fire. Also seen in The Incredibles (2004). Laser eyes: green laser beams shoot from his eyes. The lasers can be steady beams, or he can shoot them pulse-style. Growth: Jack-Jack grows many feet taller and wider seemingly at will. He also appears to become a lot stronger in this state. Dimension hopping: Jack-Jack can traverse through different dimensions. When in the other dimensions (it's implied that, in the movie, there are more than one to which he travels), people in his own dimension can still hear him. Carbon-copy features (metamorphosis): A few minutes after meeting Edna Marie "E" Mode, Jack-Jack transforms his facial features to look like hers. He even replicates her hair. Super strength: Jack-Jack tussles with and kicks a raccoon clear across his backyard as a demonstration of his strength. He also tosses a few lawn chairs around one-handed as if they were small toys. Invulnerability: Despite wrestling for several minutes with a raccoon who has razor-sharp claws, Jack-Jack doesn't sustain so much as a scratch. Floating: Jack-Jack can seemingly make himself weightless and kind of floats around uncontrollably. It's not really flight, more just a zero gravity float. Telekinesis: On at least two occasions, Jack-Jack demonstrates limited telekinesis: once when fighting with the raccoon, and once on the boat when he takes Elastigirl's goggles off without touching them. Sneeze-induced flight: At least twice, the force of Jack-Jack's sneeze propels him into the air like a rocket. Luckily, he usually uses his ability to walk through walls before hitting the ceiling. Electricity emission: It only occurs once in the movie, when Bob Parr discovers that Jack-Jack has superpowers following his son's battle with the raccoon. Walking through walls (and glass): It's not clear if Jack-Jack becomes intangible to pass through walls, or if he changes the physical properties of the wall so he can walk through it. Either way, he makes it work. Turn to lead: Jack-Jack only uses this superpower in his battle with Syndrome near the end of The Incredibles (2004) (note that when he changed to a metallic form, he and Syndrome plummeted suddenly, indicating a sudden and extreme weight). He never at once uses it in this movie. It is, nevertheless, assumed that he still retains this superpower. Blobbing: During the fight with the raccoon, Jack-Jack turns himself into a shapeless, gelatinous blob that's tough for the animal to fight. Mimicry: After spending a few days with Edna Marie "E" Mode, Jack-Jack can accurately mimic her walking gait and facial expressions. This is different from his metamorphosis power.
The Underminer is one of the few Disney or Pixar villains to succeed in his goal. He manages to rob a bank and escape with all of the money and is never caught afterward. He is the second Incredibles villain (after Bomb Voyage) to not be captured by the hero and is able to get away with a crime (both instances involving bank robbery).
The Pizza Planet Truck can be seen outside the building where Elastigirl captures and rescues the fake Screenslaver. The truck likely belonged to them considering Evelyn revealed the one she set up was a pizza delivery guy.
The first full-length Disney animated feature film to feature very mild bad language ("Hell", "damn") since The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1996). It is also the first Pixar Animation Studios film since Cars (2006) to feature such language (in that film, Lightning McQueen used the term "hillbilly hell".)
Each of Evelyn's outfits is a varied pattern of black and white (alternating vertical bars, white top with black speckles and black pants with white speckles) both hinting at the dichotomy between good (Winston) and evil (Evelyn), as well as evoking imagery of television static. Screenslaver would often use signal static and a black and white static pattern to hypnotize her victims.
The idea of having Jack-Jack fight a racoon with his superpowers was originally pitched by Teddy Newton for The Incredibles (2004). It was dropped as there wasn't room for it, but Writer and Director Brad Bird loved the idea so much, that he resolved to use it in this movie.
The name of the movie that Violet goes to on her date is "Dementia 113". On one marquee, it's listed as DEMENTIA 113, with the A the same color as the following numbers 113, making it look like A113. A113 is a common Pixar Easter egg, referring to a classroom in the California Institute of the Arts, where Brad Bird studied. Dementia 13 (1963) was the directorial debut of Francis Ford Coppola.
This is the second time that Catherine Keener has portrayed an antagonist, following Get Out (2017). Both characters that she portrayed from the two films share one villainous character trait: perform hypnotism on unwilling and unsuspecting victims.
This movie calls back twice to the EL train accident that contributed to the outlawing of supers in The Incredibles (2004). First, during the Underminer chase, Frozone saves an EL train when its track is destroyed. Later, Helen's runaway hovertrain chase ends with the train nearly going off the end of its rail.
During two scenes of Elastigirl's exploits, we see her mimicking the gimmicks used by Fantastic Four (2005). The first time when she opens the locks to the Screenslaver's apartment hideout by squeezing her hand under the door. The second was when the Screenslaver trapped Elastigirl in a near freezing chamber to dampen her rubbery powers and threaten to "break" her. Both are likely homages to The Incredibles' core characters being inspired by Marvel's First Family, The Fantastic Four.
Evelyn Deavor is the sixth character in a Pixar movie to be revealed as the main antagonist in a surprising plot twist, where she may not seem like a villain for a majority of the movie until her true colors are shown during the climax. She is also the third female character in an animated Disney movie to be revealed as such.
Like The Incredibles (2004), this movie ends with a cliffhanger. When a car full of armed criminals drives by, Violet drops Tony off at the movie theater and says they'll be back before previews are over. When he's out of sight, the Parrs suit up, their car turns into a new red Incredimobile, and they chase after them.
In many of the scenes in which they appear, Evelyn is shown in the background, often slightly out of focus, foreshadowing her later reveal as The Screenslaver working behind the scenes. The Outer Limits (1963)'s Do Not Adjust Your Set line foreshadows the Screenslaver's M.O. When Winston and Evelyn's past is revealed there are indications that she harbors negative feelings towards superheroes. Evelyn tells Helen, "I'm the genius behind the genius." Evelyn is often seen with unkempt hair and Exhausted Eye Bags, suggesting that she's been busy with other things when she's not working with Helen and her brother. Screenslaver gives a monologue condemning people's addiction to letting entertainment do things for them rather than taking the effort to experience them themselves, relying on simulations. Evelyn, the real Screenslaver, states that people want ease above all else, even quality (which echoes Screenslaver's point on a broader level) right before she attacks and hypnotizes Elastigirl. Also, the Screenslaver who made the speech is himself a simulated villain, and the real Screenslaver mostly acts by manipulating people through television screens.
Evelyn Deavor is similar to the character Robert Callaghan from Big Hero 6 (2014). Both are the main villains of their respective movies, who seemed nice at first, and are later revealed to be the ones in the mysterious villainous identity (the Screenslaver and Yokai respectively), and want to get back at someone (Evelyn with supers in indirectly being related in the death of her parents, and Callaghan's competitor Krei, for the disappearance of his daughter).
Evelyn was originally meant to have another brother named Nelson, who was originally going to be the main villain, but the character was cut because the creators would prefer a female villain. Early into production, Evelyn was originally going to be an electric based supervillain named Shelectric. This idea was scrapped and instead turned into Evelyn. This allowed Nelson to be turned into He-Lectrix.
The Incredibles family members display several superpowers similar to Marvel's The Fantastic Four: Bob has enormous strength like the Thing; Helen is elastic like Mr Fantastic; Violet can become invisible like Invisible Woman, and Jack-Jack can burst into flames like Human Torch (Dash is an exception, displaying incredible speed like X-Men's Quicksilver, but the idea of an impetuous boy with a movement power is keeping with the remaining FF member, Johnny Storm aka The Human Torch who can fly). Several of the other superheroes seen later in the film also display powers seen in the Marvel comics: Krushauer crushes metals, like Magneto from the X-Men; He-lectrix can summon electricity, like Electro from Spider-Man; Brick is an unstoppable force who resembles Juggernaut from X-Men; Screech the Owlman possesses a high-pitched screech similar to the sonic scream of X-Men's Banshee, and Voyd can create portals like X-Men's Blink.
When Winston noticed the goggles on the three main supers, he had thought that they were masks that were designed by his sister, as when he had asked Evelyn about it she played along with his question by saying that they were masks that had night-vision. Its possible that she told the second-rated supers a similar lie so she could get the goggles on them without any kind of resistance, thereby tricking the supers to place the goggles on themselves.
The hypnotizing research and notes that Helen came across in the Screenslaver's "lair" is most likely Evelyn's. Placing her research and plans of attack there is mostly likely part of her plan, as it creates the illusion of her puppet being the "true" villain and lowers the risk of her being discovered as the puppeteer.
Winston tells the heroes that the reason the world doesn't like superheroes is because of "perspective" (people see destruction, they see superheroes, they blame superheroes). Later, Evelyn points out that her brother has a "childish perspective", "Superheroes go away, mommy and daddy go away." Also, when Evelyn has Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and Frozone under her control, she makes them start monologuing a prepared speech about how humans are feeble.
When an angry Elastigirl meets Mr. Incredible on Nomanisan Island, he pulls her into a kiss. A hypnotized Elastigirl pulls him into a kiss, but she does so to distract him long enough to put Screenslaver's hypnotizing glasses on him, placing him under Screenslaver's control as well.
Voyd is the second character in the franchise to be a fan of one of the protagonists. The first was Buddy Pine/Syndrome who was a fan of Mr. Incredible in the first movie. However, unlike Syndrome who remained evil throughout the first movie, Voyd remained good (aside from being hypnotised by Evelyn) throughout the second movie.
Essentially, Evelyn is the authentic Screenslaver, being the mastermind behind the scheme. Evelyn even comments on this factor, when asked by Elastigirl if she is the Screenslaver, saying she is and isn't since she never dons the costume but is the one controlling the person who does and is the one behind the messages.
During the Screenslaver's monologue, Elastigirl tracks the location of the Screenslaver, and pursues him throughout the city. This scene parallels the movie's theme, with regards to people being enslaved by screens, since the audience tends to get distracted with Elastigirl's pursuit of the Screenslaver (which is what's on the screen), thus having their attentions diverted from the real purpose of the scene, which is the delivery of the Screenslaver's monologue (wherein he states his beliefs and philosophies regarding passivity of people and their overreliance on technology and Supers).