Incredibles 2 is no longer invisible like Violet and will hopefully be here faster than Dash! Director Brad Bird confirmed in a recent interview that the long-awaited follow up to The Incredibles will be his next project, adding that he has already made “significant progress” with the script.
The Incredibles sequel was announced to the cheers of Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl fans back in March of 2014. The original, released back in 2004, featured the vocal stylings of Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, and Samuel L. Jackson.
Rumors had surfaced that Bird would be directing one of the Star Wars sequels or spinoffs, causing Incredibles fans to pout over the possibility that the director would be postponing Incredibles 2 or someone else would be at the helm. Bird dispelled those by not only confirming he was in the process of writing the script, but that Star Wars was off the table.
“Yeah, in fact, just avoid all this Star Wars stuff. Everybody’s feeding too much on that anyway.”
Some might say the fact that a director would give up an opportunity to direct a movie from the Star Wars legacy to work on this film instead was well, incredible. Brad Bird, who is set to release his new film, Tomorrowland, starring George Clooney, at the end of the month, just sees Incredibles 2 as the project that has been calling his name.
“I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that 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.”
So what else do we know about Incredibles 2? Very little. The release date so far has been vague, with only the year of 2016. The plot is also a mystery. Some plot rumors have suggested that little baby Jack Jack will be the force of evil. That’s entirely possible, given his drastic emotional changes that resulted in fire, demons, and steel at the end of the first Incredibles. Samuel L. Jackson stated last year that he would be reprising the role of Mr. Incredible‘s BFF and sidekick, Frozone, and it’s unimaginable that the Incredibles franchise wouldn’t bring back Craig T. Nelson and Holly Hunter.
It seems we will just have to sit back and wait to see what Brad Bird comes up with. Of course, Incredibles fans can tell you the one thing the sequel will be doing without. In the words of Edna Mole, “No capes.”
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