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