Pixar have a bunch of sequels coming out in the next few years – including Cars 3 and Toy Story 4 – but arguably the most anticipated is the long-awaited The Incredibles 2. Released back in 2004, The Incredibles was a welcome fresh take on the superhero genre. Nowadays, with so many superhero movies around, we need a new Incredibles movie more than ever.
Speaking to EW, returning director Brad Bird (also known for The Iron Giant, Mission Impossible 4: Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland) gave an update on the status of the film. When asked if he could reveal any plot details, Bird joked: “I don’t like unwrapping presents before Christmas.” He did, however, confirm that work on the film is well underway. Here’s all that he had to say:
“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.”
So what could these new directions be? As said above, The Incredibles will return to our screens in a very different cinematic climate from before. As such, we would think that the sequel will address the ubiquity of superheroes in some way. In the original movie, the Parr family were the only supers around after caped crusading was outlawed. Perhaps the sequel will see the world full of costumed heroes once again?
Alternatively, and this is probably a long shot, maybe Pixar/Disney will start up their own animated superhero universe? After all, the studio recently produced Big Hero 6 and a sequel for that is also expected.
Unfortunately, we have quite a while to wait until we find out. The Incredibles 2 is currently pencilled in for release on June 21st 2019.
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