To my knowledge, Pixar hasn't given us any indication of who the villain in The Incredibles 2 will be. This isn't so much of a prediction as much as it is fun speculation. I was watching The Incredibles today and an idea hit me and I would love to hear what some of you think...
Here is what I think could be cool: after the successful climax of the first film, Supers are no longer in hiding, they are once again public figures saving the day, protecting citizens and looking awesome. Thanks to supers like The Incredibles, the world is a much safer place. And with a safer world, everyone benefits. Or at least, almost everyone.
Enter Gilbert Huph. The insensitive CEO of Insuricare, a major insurance corporation and Bob Parr's boss when he is in hiding. His leadership style is clearly effective from a financial standpoint but extremely questionable from an ethical one. He would rather make money than help people. But the money he makes is enough to keep those stockholders happy, and (in his own words) "keep Insuricare in the black".
But now the supers have returned and the world is a safer place. And the safer people are, the less demand there is for insurance. After losing clients and stockholders, Insuricare gets shut down and Gilbert Huph vows revenge on the Heroes that put him out of business, especially Mr. Incredible, the one who used to work for him and throw him through the walls of his office resulting in serious injury.
I know this might seem like a bit of a stretch, he doesn't have any powers and he isn't a genius inventor like Syndrome. But he does know how to organise and run a company. It might be really cool to see him as an organised crime boss who has built a massive criminal syndicate to take revenge on supers like the Incredibles who put his company out of business.
What do you think of this? Any other ideas?
I think this could very well work, especially if it picks up about a year or two after Syndrome's/Underminer's rampage.
He could very well end up becoming Xerek, seeing as he's about the same size as the villain, it's not too much of a stretch if you think about it.
It's good to see you back CanadianPixarFan, I'm still betting on the Jack-Jack/Dash villain rumors as nothing but complete fakes at this point.