As I like to do every Father’s Day, I sit down at the ol’ computer. I pour myself a big mug of hot coffee. And then I open up the ol’ Google Trends, to check out what people are looking for in relation to the record-breaking opening of Incredibles 2. And then I spurt said coffee out of my nose when I see, far and away the number one trend is “Does Frozone die in the Incredibles 2?”
Ignoring for a moment that the name of the movie is Incredibles 2 without the “the,” why would you ask that? Do people think a children’s cartoon — even if it does have some more adult themes and intense action — is just going to murder one of its main characters? In this case, the beloved Frozone, played by Samuel L. Jackson? Did someone start a rumor? What’s going on here?
Before we get to that, though, let me answer your question. Spoilers, of course.
Does Frozone die in the Incredibles 2?
No way, dude. Yeah, he’s in danger… Versus the first movie where he showed up a few times to help out, Frozone is pretty much a part of the family in this movie. And at one point, like Mr. Incredible (Craig T. Nelson) and Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), he gets brain-wiped. But he’s never in any real danger, mostly working to keep other folks safe with his ice powers.
But no, they don’t kill Frozone. Sorry, ya Vultures.
So, why do people think Frozone dies in Incredibles 2?
Honestly my best guess is that the first movie did kill off a ton of supers, courtesy villain Syndrome. And if anyone important was going to die in Incredibles 2, it would be Frozone.
Also, for most of both movies he’s the only major character of color: his wife, Honey, stays off-screen as part of a running joke. Superhero movies, and action movies don’t have a great track record when it comes to keeping characters of color alive. So it stands to reason that if we were dealing with a very tone deaf movie — and one set in the 1960s — that sure, maybe they would mess this up and kill off Jackson.
But they don’t.
Are there any movies where I can watch Frozone die?
What the– NO. There are no movies where you can watch Frozone die. However, if for some weird reason you’re angry at Samuel L. Jackson for his Capitol One commercials or something, here’s where you can watch him die (spoilers, again):
1. Kill Bill: Vol. 2
3. Jurassic Park
4. The Spirit
6. Menace II Society
7. Deep Blue Sea
8. Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
9. Jackie Brown
10. True Romance
12. Jungle Fever
13. Hard Eight
14. Eve’s Bayou
16. Lakeview Terrace
17. The Other Guys
18. Miss Peregrine’s Home For Peculiar Children
19. Avengers: Infinity War
…And again, not in Incredibles 2. You’re all weird.
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