A sequel to The Incredibles, Pixar's 2004 animated movie about a family of superheroes, might be Brad Bird's next movie, the writer and director said in an interview with ColliderVideos.
Asked if an Incredibles sequel is up next, Bird said "Yeah, it feels like it to me, yeah."
Disney CEO Bob Iger spoke of a sequel to The Incredibles in March 2014, and Bird said on NPR earlier this year that he'd just started writing it. Asked about his progress last week, Bird said he has pages written and plenty of ideas.
"I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that I didn't get a chance to use, ideas that I like," Bird said. "I have things 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 I have enough of those together to make an interesting movie."
Early last week, Bird also took to Twitter to squash some story rumors about the sequel.
"Reports" have been saying a LOT of nonsense about the plot of Incredibles 2. Just relax. I've got this. https://t.co/3KFAJqaoS7— Brad Bird (@BradBirdA113) May 6, 2015
Right now, though, he said he's concentrating on getting another movie released.
Bird wrote and directed several well-received animated features, including The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, before transitioning to live-action films. That phase began with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. The upcoming movie he alluded to is Tomorrowland, a science fiction film co-written by Lost co-creator Damon Lindelof and starring George Clooney. It hits theaters May 22.
The cast of The Incredibles was among the first to join Disney Infinity, the toys-to-life game that began with Disney and Pixar characters before expanding with Marvel last year. Later this year, Star Wars will join the toy box in Disney Infinity 3.0.
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