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Was THE INCREDIBLES 2 Already Spoiled by a 13-Year-Old Video Game?

Fourteen long years after Pixar introduced the world to the greatest family of superheroes, they’re finally returning to the big screen in The Incredibles 2. The film will be picking up right where the original left off, when the evil villain the Underminer came up from the ground to announce his dastardly intentions. But might we already know what will happen when he faces off with our favorite super family? We very well might if the film was indeed spoiled by a video game that was released 13 years ago! This calls for an all new Animation Investigation!

In the second episode of our new series, cartoon expert and host Hector Navarro burrows into the history of the video game The Incredibles: Rise of the Underminer, which was released way back in 2005. Just like The Incredibles 2 will begin where the first film ended, the game also kicked off with Mr. Incredible and Frozone trying to stop the Underminer from enacting his pretty inane plan. Does that mean that anyone who’s played the game already knows how they’ll stop him in the upcoming sequel?

We do know that, unlike in the video game, the rest of the Incredible family will be sticking around to help face the Underminer in the sequel. But how many of the big details will remain the same? We’ve waited 14 years to find out what happens next. What are the odds we actually knew 13 years ago?

You don’t have to wait that long for the next Animation Investigation. You can find new episodes right here every Thursday, and at our Nerdist YouTube and Facebook pages. Last week, Hector journeyed to the galaxy far, far away to tell you all about the Star Wars cartoon Disney doesn’t want you to see. (Maybe they’ll release that in 14 years.)

What do you think? Did an old video game spoil the new movie? Dig into our comments section with your thoughts.

Featured Image: Heavy Iron Studios, Disney-Pixar

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