Samuel L Jackson has admitted that he has repeatedly been pestering Pixar for any information regarding a sequel to 2004’sThe Incredibles, and he has been doing so for several years now.
The Pulp Fiction actor voiced Frozone in the animated epic, which was written by Brad Bird and revolved around a family of superheroes who had to pose as an ordinary family after their patriarch, Mr Incredible, was forced to go into the hiding because he saved the life of a suicidal man and caused millions of dollars worth of collateral damage.
Jackson’s Frozone had the ability to form ice from the humidity in the air, which he would use to attack villains and to travel across the globe.
The Incredibles proved to be a huge hit at the box office, and grossed almost $650million across the world, as well as winning the Best Animated Feature prize at the 2005 Oscars.
Despite its success, and Pixar’s recent prevalence for sequels, which has seen the likes of Toy Story, Monsters University and Finding Nemo get second instalments, the animation company have yet to order a follow-up to Bird’s effort.
But if it was up to Jackson there would already be a second, third and fourth edition to The Incredibles series in the works, and he can’t figure out why they aren’t in development already.
Whilst speaking during a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con for the Robocop remake he is set to star in, Jackson remarked, “I keep asking the guys at Pixar why we didn’t make The Incredibles 2. Personally I think they raised the bar so high that they are worried about making one that’s not as good as the first one. But that happens too, you don’t live up to the expectations of the first one.”
Recently, Bird confirmed that he was considering making a sequel too, stating, “I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that.”
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