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Brad Bird Confirms ‘The Incredibles 2’ as His Next Movie!

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After years of wall-to-wall rumors and numerous back-and-forth discussions that all centered around the question of “will it happen?”, we have finally received an update that could very well confirm its existence!

In a video interview with director Brad Bird (conducted by Collider), he first addressed the current status of the script and the number of ideas that he wants to use:

“Oh yeah I have pages, a bunch of pages. I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like. I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit and there wasn’t enough time in Incredibles. There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie. I’m just focusing on getting Tomorrowland out into the world and playing with the Incredibles sandbox again.”

This has (of course) led to the elephant in the room: is The Incredibles 2 his next project?

With a fair amount of confidence, Bird replied with this:

“Yeah it feels like it to me, yeah.”

In a way, this not only confirms (in a very definite manner) that The Incredibles 2 is really happening, but it may also mark Bird’s return to writing/directing animation since he made the jump into live-action with Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol.

Even though Pixar had formally announced The Incredibles 2 (as being in ‘development’) last Spring, the question of whether or not he would have the time to delve into it had lingered for some time.

In fact, at the same time that he was prepping up Tomorrowland, he was being courted by Lucasfilm to direct Star Wars: Episode VII. Brad eventually passed on that offer (with the director’s chair going to J.J. Abrams), as he wanted to focus on his original projects (Tomorrowland, Incredibles 2, etc).

When asked about Star Wars, Bird made it quite clear that his stance hasn’t changed, while admitting to some degree that the door might still be open (as far as a Star Wars Anthology film is concerned):

“Well Kathy and I have discussed the possibility of—I mean she’s basically saying this is a very large sandbox and other people can play in it. I was particularly attracted to the idea of picking up and—J.J. got very excited about the notion of shaping the next trilogy, and that idea was interesting to me too. But I kind of—I’m writing a sequel to The Incredibles and I can’t think too much farther beyond that. I have other things I want to do as well.”

While either project would tie him up for the next few years, it seems pretty clear that Brad is now going full speed ahead on The Incredibles 2 and remains as committed to it as ever.

As the film is still in an early development phase and not listed on Pixar’s current timetable for its future projects, it is only fair not to expect it anytime soon. As such, we will keep you updated as production moves along.

What do you think? Any thoughts on this news? Are you excited for The Incredibles 2?

Edited by: Kajsa Rain Forden

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About Brandon Smith

Brandon is your average nerd with a love for nerdy things (games, comics, anime/manga, etc.). He also loves reading and writing and plans to be an author someday. For now, he writes with passion and curiosity about the world of animation. He lives with his family in North Carolina and is currently attending college.
  • aquapyro

    While I’m not a huge fan of the incredibles or ratatouille (preferred the Iron Giant as my fav). Good for him to go back to a project that he’s wanted to do.

    Though much like Joss Whedon, I wouldn’t want him to go any where near Star Wars

    • Ryan Prieto

      who would be your ideal Star Wars Director?

      • Baymax


      • Cecelia

        Can you imagine Wes Anderson directing it?

        • Ryan Prieto

          That would be amazing. Although I am partial to Wes to begin with. All that symmetry, claymation, and miniatures would be delightful to see. Also seeing all of his repetitive actors would be wonderful. I would openly have to dislike this re-imagining, but would secretly love it.

  • I’m excited for this.

  • Ryan Prieto

    BRANDON SMITH with these words, you bring me great satisfaction. GREAT SATISFACTION INDEED!!!! As you were.

  • Juuchan17

    Finally, a sequel I honestly WANT to see come into existence!

    I hope this does happen, if only because I want to see more of this world where normal-looking families are supers in disguise. There’s so much potential in this, and I know that Brad Bird would make this development time worth all of the wait and potential hype that an official announcement would confirm.

    Make it happen, Pixar. It’s still WAY better than any of your “talking car” movies.

  • Míriam

    Woooooohooooowwww!!! Best news ever!!!

  • This should be great!

  • Max den Hartog

    Like I said in a previous comment, I’ve never really wanted an Incredibles sequel, but I love Bird and I know this will be great. I really hope people will just stop bugging him with stupid questions and comments about this on social media etc. Let the guy write the script and have patience.

  • Alexandria Lynn

    How did I know this was gonna happen? Brad Bird announces that he is going to direct The Incredibles 2 after he’s done with Tomorrowland. I also have a weird gut feeling that this is gonna be released on June 15th, 2018, but that is just my speculation (please don’t use this as any sort of official news!) But we will have to wait till SDCC or the D23 Expo (most likely the latter) before we get any details.

  • Míriam

    I think you posted your comment in the wrong place, I don’t know what you’re talking about… (Fist bump anyway because you’re a nice person! _o/o_)

    • Baymax

      Sorry, that was a person named Esther. But I love you though

  • I am very excited about this! Me and my sis are just jumping with joy!!