When it was announced that the world was going to be getting an Incredibles sequel it’s safe to say we all got a little excited! There were immediate cries for more information as well as tonnes of speculation by fans online as to what the next movie would be about, who the family would face and what happened to them since they started being heroes again.
Now the film’s director, Brad Bird has opened up in an interview with Collider about what we can expect from the sequel and where it’s at in terms of a release:
“…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.”
Regarding the release and state of production Bird explained that even though he only began writing the script earlier in the year, he’s three quarters of the way through it and his team have already begun storyboarding it. The release date question is still a little up in the air but at least the director explained why:
“In terms of the release date, we were originally—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. 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.”
We’ll keep you posted as more news for the Incredibles sequel becomes available.
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