The Incredibles' Brad Bird Has "Several Good Ideas" for Sequel (Just Not Enough...Yet)
Posted 10.27.11 by BrentJS
Writer-director Brad Bird's 2004 computer-animated superhero family adventure movie, The Incredibles, challenged the creative minds at Pixar by being longer and more complex than any of their previous animated productions, but it paid off for the studio in a big way, becoming both a financial and critical success, and becoming the first Pixar movie to win multiple Academy Awards (Best Animated Feature and Best Sound Editing).
The movie continues to be a fan favorite, often chosen as the one Pixar movie most deserving of a sequel, but there has been little talk of that happening from either Pixar or Bird in the seven years since its debut. However, in recent interviews to promote his live-action directorial debut, Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol, Bird has opened up the door to a sequel, saying that he has "several good ideas" for The Incredibles 2 and that he would "be happy to return to that world."
Bird told Movies that the reason The Incredibles 2 hasn't happened before now is that Pixar wants him to be the man to do the sequel and he hasn't "really been pursuing" it.
I think the reason it hasn’t [happened] yet is because the studio would like me to do it, if there were another Incredibles. And I’ve told them that I’m not really friendly to have someone else take away my child. I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that.
Bird said much the same thing in an interview with Collider, stressing that The Incredibles 2 would have to be as good as the first one for him to want to do it.
I can’t say I’m actively working on it, but I have some ideas and if I ever get it all together into a story that is at least as good as the one we did, I’d be happy to return to that world. I love working with Pixar.
For those just dying to see Mr. Incredible (voiced by Craig T. Nelson), Elastigirl (Holly Hunter), Violet (Sarah Vowell), Dash (Spencer Fox) and Frozone (Samuel L. Jackson) on the big screen once again, Pixar recently announced that The Incredibles will be getting a 3-D re-release in 2014. So, there's always that.
Now, here's a little blast from the past!
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