Brad Bird gives another update on The Incredibles 2 script
Brad Bird has been working on THE INCREDIBLES 2 script over the summer, and he provided another update on it while speaking with Collider. Bird says he's about three-fourths of the way through the first pass of the script, and that they've already begun storyboarding parts of the sequel. The TOMORROWLAND director also says "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."
Pixar has THE GOOD DINOSAUR opening later this year, followed by FINDING DORY in 2016 and TOY STORY 4 in 2017, but Bird says a release date hasn't been nailed down yet for THE INCREDIBLES 2.
In terms of the release date, we were originally—Incredibles was supposed to happen after Cars, and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance. Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I’m just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you’ve got everything firmly figured out.
Bird went on to talk about how the superhero movie genre has changed since THE INCREDIBLES was released in 2004. What would you like to see in the sequel?
But what’s changed is 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. But we’re having a good time.
THE INCREDIBLES 2 will more than likely be in theaters sometime in 2018 or 2019.
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