Brad Bird Offers an Update on THE INCREDIBLES 2, Says He Wants to Take It in New Directions
It's hard to believe that it's been 12 years since Pixar released The Incredibles. Since then superhero films have evolved into something incredible. I would have never thought at the time that superhero movies would be what they are today.
Director Brad Bird has been developing The Incredibles 2 since 2014, and the film is still in development stages. It's not scheduled to be released until 2019 so there's plenty of time to polish up the story and script they are working on.
In a recent interview with EW, Bird offered an update on The Incredibles 2 and said that they will be taking it in new directions:
“I don’t like unwrapping presents before Christmas. It’s very actively moving, and we’re excited about it. [We’re] trying to take it in some new directions.
"Hopefully it’s the same characters and feel, but going in a new direction. I mean, that’s the trick with a sequel. It’s repeating yourself, without repeating yourself.”
I don't see why they wouldn't be including the same characters. After all, it's the Parr family that make up The Incredibles team, which consists of Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, and Jack Jack. Of course, the film wouldn't be the same without Frozone and Edna Mode. In a previous interview with Bird, he talked about the challenges of making a sequel to The Incredibles saying:
“A lot of superhero films have been made since Incredibles and it is kind of like an athletic field that’s just kind of dried up dirt now, with a few clumps of grass. And I think what the challenge is how do you step outside of that and say, ‘Hey, there’s another place for our heroes to go.’ So that’s kind of the challenge.”
There aren't any details on the story yet, but I'm confident that Bird and his creative team have cracked the story for The Incredibles 2 and that Pixar is going to deliver one of their best sequels yet.
The Incredibles 2 hits theaters on June 21st, 2019.