Collider had a brief interview with Brad Bird and they discussed the progress on The Incredibles 2, one of the the most anticipated Pixar sequel in years.
“I have the story arc,” he told the site. “I’m probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we’re already boarding parts of it. 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.”
When is the movie coming out?
Disney first gave the official word that “The Incredibles 2” and “Cars 3” were in development in March 2014, and it sounds like we’re still far away from an official release date. Bird told Collider release dates are “a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance.” He said he’s just working as fast as he can with a relatively small team, because he prefers to work with smaller groups until everything is figured out.
The Incredibles 2 has a unique challenge that its predecessor did not — the sheer number of superhero films being released every year. Five superhero films opened in 2004, and while that’s no small number, they didn’t come with the frequent critical or commercial success that superhero movies do now.
Meanwhile, 2016 and 2017 have no less than six superhero movies apiece slated for release, most with a much larger projected gross than what befell some of those 2004 films. Bird is certainly cognizant of that expansion and crafting the story with it in mind.
“What you don’t want to do is trot over the same turf in the same way everyone else is,”
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For more from Bird on the film and some insight into the original Incredibles, head over to Collider.