First Look: A Has-Been Hero

Even superheroes have midlife crises. In The Incredibles, due in November from Pixar, over-the-hill Hercules MR. INCREDIBLE (Craig T. Nelson) struggles to adapt to life as a suburban family man and insurance-claims adjuster. The film, which also stars Holly Hunter as Elastigirl, Mr. Incredible's wife, and Samuel L. Jackson as his friend Frozone, follows a powers-packed family at a time when "superheroes are considered cumbersome," says writer-director Brad Bird, who helmed 1999's The Iron Giant. "There are legal problems. They're put into the equivalent of a witness-relocation program." And we thought the Hulk had problems.

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