While promoting the release for his new film ‘Tomorrowland,’ the subject has been broached with Brad Bird about his plans for the future, confirming that he is working on the ‘Incredibles 2,’ which fans (including yours truly) are very excited to hear. Bird has been making great animated movies since his directorial debut with ‘The Iron Giant’ (to be honest, since before that with his amazing work on early seasons of ‘The Simpsons’), and after he conquered the live-action world with his incredible ‘Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol,’ it seems the man has hit his stride. Which is great, because it should hopefully mean the ‘Incredibles’ sequel will maintain the quality of the first, and not falter like a few other Pixar sequels (*cough*’Cars’*cough).
In regards to whether or not Brad Bird has started the script for the ‘Incredibles’ sequel:
“Oh yeah I have pages, a bunch of pages. I had a lot of ideas for the original Incrediblesthat I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like. I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit and there wasn’t enough time in Incredibles. There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie. I’m just focusing on getting Tomorrowland out into the world and playing with the Incredibles sandbox again.”
Also, with the news that Josh Trank has been dropped from his ‘Star Wars’ anthology film, and with the history Bird has with the new ‘Star Wars’ films (he was asked to helm a film early on, but could not commit to both ‘Tomorrowland’ and a ‘Star Wars’ picture), it seems Bird has been in on some discussions with Lucasfilm’s Kathleen Kennedy about taking on one of the ‘Star Wars’ anthology films:
“Well Kathy and I have discussed the possibility of—I mean she’s basically saying this is a very large sandbox and other people can play in it. I was particularly attracted to the idea of picking up and—J.J. got very excited about the notion of shaping the next trilogy, and that idea was interesting to me too. But I kind of—I’m writing a sequel to The Incredibles and I can’t think too much farther beyond that. I have other things I want to do as well….Yeah in fact just avoid all this Star Wars stuff. Everybody’s feeding too much on that anyway.”
What are your thoughts on ‘The Incredibles 2?” Or about Bird taking on a ‘Star Wars’ film? Or about his latest film, ‘Tomorrowland?’ Let us know in the comments below!