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'The Incredibles 2' picks up exactly where the original ended

In real life, 14 years have passed since the animated superfamily put on its masks. Onscreen, it's only been minutes.

Fans may have waited years, but for "The Incredibles," no time has passed since the first film in 2004.

"The Incredibles" hit theaters in 2004, ages ago for fans of the animated hit. But in the world of the movie's superhero family, no time has passed at all.

"The Incredibles 2" will pick up just after the first film ended, Pixar Chief Creative Officer John Lasseter told IGN on Friday.

"It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on," Lasseter told the site while appearing at the D23 fan-club event Friday in Anaheim, California. "It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes, well that's where (we) start this movie."

The Underminer, a villain voiced by Pixar regular John Ratzenberger, does indeed show up at the very end of the first movie, after an indication that three months have passed since the events that take up much of the film.

"One of the unique things about 'The Incredibles' is it's really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes," Lasseter went on to say. "This one carries on that theme."

More information about the sequel was revealed later Friday when director Brad Bird spoke at D23 (the D is for Disney and 1923 is the year Walt Disney founded the company). According to The Hollywood Reporter, Bird said that mom Elastigirl, not dad Mr. Incredible, will be the focus of this film. 

"It's fundamentally a story about family," Bird said. 

Disney also released a look at Edna Mode and her career in fashion.

"The Incredibles 2" is currently due out June 15, 2018.

First published July 14, 3:08 p.m. PT
Update, July 15 at 11:49 a.m.: Adds quotes from John Lasseter.

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