How’s this for deja vu? Following the D23 Expo, we reported that Brad Bird had discussed a few developments with ‘The Incredibles 2‘ while promoting a special edition release of ‘The Iron Giant’. Now, nearly one full year later, the filmmaker has given an update on the sequel to his beloved superhero film from Disney/Pixar during an interview to promote a new Blu-Ray release of ‘The Iron Giant’. It’s funny how things work out like that, but it’s still welcome news indeed.
While speaking to Entertainment Weekly earlier this week, Bird shared some news regarding his highly anticipated upcoming project starring Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, and the rest of the Parr family. While the news is actually really brief, it is a nice reminder that it’s actually happening:
“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.”
By the time that ‘The Incredibles 2’ hits theaters on June 21, 2019, fifteen years will have passed since the originally debuted. The landscape of superhero movies has changed a whole lot in that time, so it’s good that Bird and the crew are looking for new directions to take the story in. And presuming that that much time has passed in the world of the movie as well, a whole lot of time has passed for the Parr family as well. Dash, Violet, and Jack-Jack have grown and their powers have probably gotten even stronger. Bob and Helen might even be grandparents at this point. So as much as we’d like to see what this movie has to say about superhero culture now, it’s important that family is still at the core of the story since that’s partially what made the first one so good.
Are you excited about ‘The Incredibles 2’? What do you think of this little update from writer/director Brad Bird? And what do you hope to see in the sequel? Let us know in the comments.