You know how some people consider ‘Galaxy Quest’ their favorite ‘Star Trek’ movie? Well, ‘The Incredibles’ should be everyone’s favorite ‘Fantastic Four’ movie. After all, there hasn’t been a theatrical outing for Marvel’s First Family yet that can even be considered okay. The most recent attempt by Josh Trank aside, Fox’s attempts at producing a movie about a family of superheroes have been mediocre at best. Meanwhile, ‘The Incredibles,’ Disney and Pixar’s film about that very topic, is a surefire crowd pleaser that has fans clamoring for more.
Luckily at this year’s D23 Expo, we finally got some official word that we’ll be checking in on Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and the rest of the Parr family again soon. However, the studio didn’t share anything more than a teaser poster. But with writer/director Brad Bird out promoting the upcoming release of ‘The Iron Giant: Signature Edition’, we finally have an update on ‘The Incredibles 2’. In a recent interview with Collider, Bird shared his progress on the script for the highly anticipated sequel:
“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.”
In terms of what the story is about, Bird didn’t really get into that sort of thing. Instead, he talked about what the movie won’t be about. Because there are so many superhero movies these days, the filmmaker says that they’re not looking to deliver more of the same:
“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.”
While we still don’t have a frame of reference for when ‘The Incredibles 2’ will hit theaters, it’s good to hear that progress is being made. Also, it’s important to note that no one should rush the process. I mean, we want Bird’s best work for when we revisit these beloved characters, right? So as far as I’m concerned, he can take as much time as he needs with this script. But Mr. Bird should know that I (presumably along with legions of Incredi-fans) am anxiously waiting with anticipation.
Are you excited for ‘The Incredibles 2’? What do you think will happen in the long-awaited sequel? Share your thoughts and theories in the comments below.