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Brad Bird Reveals New ‘Incredibles 2’ Details

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In an interview with Collider, The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille director Brad Bird, revealed some new details about the upcoming, highly anticipated sequel to The Incredibles. While he revealed earlier this year that he started to write the film’s script, yesterday he revealed some new details about the film’s production, script, and release date.

Bird is currently doing some press for the release of The Iron Giant: Signature Edition, which will come to theaters very soon. At the end of the interview about The Iron Giant, Bird also had some time to discuss the upcoming Incredibles sequel.


Earlier this year he revealed that he started to write the film’s script, but in the interview he revealed some new details about the script and that they started the storyboarding process:

“I have the story arc. I’m probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we’re already boarding parts of it. I’ve got a lot of people that worked on the first one working on it, so we’re all having a good time with it.”

Bird continues to talk about the film’s planned release, and it looks like the production is moving along very well:

“In terms of the release date, we were originally—’Incredibles’ was supposed to happen after ‘Cars’ (3), and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance. Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I’m just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you’ve got everything firmly figured out.”


Bird finally talked about what we can expect from the sequel and what changed in the industry ever since the release of the original film:

“But what’s changed is there were only two other superhero franchises at the time ‘Incredibles’ came out. One of them was ‘X-Men’ and the other was ‘Spider-Man,’ and now there are 400 billion of them and there’s a new superhero movie every two weeks. What you don’t want to do is trot over the same turf in the same way everyone else is. So we’re trying to keep it focused in the area that our film was, which was a little bit more about characters and relationships and stuff like that, and see where that takes us. But we’re having a good time.”

It’s certainly very exciting to hear the film’s production is moving along well. Now that the first draft of the script is almost completed, and filmmakers have started to do some storyboarding, it might be possible that the film could fully start pre-production near the end of this year or the beginning of 2016. While we won’t get The Incredibles 2 before 2018, it’s still very exciting to hear these new production details and we certainly can’t wait to learn what Bird has in store for us.

What do you think of these new Incredibles 2 details? Are you excited for the sequel?

Edited by: Hannah Wilkes

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Max is an animation addict from The Netherlands. His favorite animated movies are Beauty and the Beast and Ratatouille, and he is a big fan of everything Disney, Pixar or DreamWorks related. He loves reading and collecting art books and one day he hopes to work for a major animation studio. Follow his art blog: http://maxdenhartog.tumblr.com
  • Iftekhar Ahmed

    This information is as cryptic as the release date for Kingdom Hearts 3.

    • Ryan Prieto

      I know right. Do you remember KH2’s release it was one of my worst video game memories of all time.

      • Iftekhar Ahmed

        Nope, the internet wasn’t as strong with delivering news back then.

        • Ryan Prieto

          not terribly interesting stuff, they announced it, and a short while before it released they delayed it to do what was called “improve” the game. It was later revealed they were adding certain summons that were a bit more relevant to the time, including chicken little. If I remember correctly they also were having some story problems. As a young teenager, and a huge fan, I felt like they nearly broke my brain when they delayed it. I wanted to get back with my ole pals Donald and Goofy, to swing a key blade.

  • Baymax

    I wanna see this

  • Harith Sami

    we can’t wait, Pixar you can delay cars 3 and focus more on the incredibles 2 it should be great !

    • Yes because no one asked for a Cars 3.

    • Harith Sami

      Yes ! Brad bird said that the incridbles 2 is going to release earlier in an interview. He said :
      “Incredibles was supposed to happen after Cars, and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance.”

  • Still somewhat vague details, but looks good!

  • Sebastian

    I wonder if the film is going to continue where the the original left off. Or could we maybe get an awesome continuing where Violet and Dash are in their 20s. I know I wouldn’t be dissapointed if they aged the characters,that would be something for us who grew up with them.

    • Míriam

      Yes! That would make a lot of sense and it’s what I’m hoping for!

    • Míriam

      Yes! That would make a lot of sense and it’s what I’m hoping for! (More like Dash in his late teens, maybe Violet in her early 20s; the big question is what will Jack jack’s power be!)

  • Excellent news! And I’m glad to hear he’s so thoughtful about the state of superhero films, and knows what the strength of the last film really was. 🙂

  • Ryan Prieto

    There should be some sort of legal method to place yourself into a coma until this movie releases. I mean I’m not to the point where I would take advantage of the offer, but I would like the option, because I am what the kids call “stoked” for this film.

  • This is so exciting!!! I am also so happy they made this come out sooner than Cars 3!
    And even more its not gonna be like the other superhero movies which is also very nice to see ^.^

  • Just one note – the Collider team was contacted by a rep for Brad that wanted to note that the comment regarding the Cars 3 and Incredibles 2 release date was misinterpreted (their original article was updated). Essentially, just ignore the note of the Incredibles 2 being released ahead of Cars 3 (that part was wrong).

    • Max den Hartog

      Thanks for the heads up, guys!