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Published On: Thu, Sep 17th, 2015

‘Incredibles 2’ update from Brad Bird on story, release date

Director Brad Bird and Pixar have confirmed that The Incredibles sequel will move ahead after Bird dabbled with live-action projects, like Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and the recent Tomorrowland.

Bird previously confirmed at the Disney’s D23 convention that The Incredibles 2 is indeed his next project. While promoting the re-release of The Iron Giant, Bird gave an update to Collider.

“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.”

As with any film, especially an animated one, things can constantly change, he says the sequel will be heavily focused on the characters rather than the action.

“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.”

While Bird says to Collider that there is no release date set for the film yet, there is a chance it may move up in the slate if things go well enough, like it happened with the original Incredibles.

“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.”

Incredibles-team photo running

 

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