In 2004, Brad Bird took up the role of director for “The Incredibles“, which unexpectedly, grossed a total of $631 million worldwide and spawned several promotional products related to the critically acclaimed movie.
It has been 10 years since the original classic first hit cinemas, but it seems like Bird will be back to helm its sequel.
“The Incredibles” tell the story of a family of superheroes, who are forced to live their lives as normal citizens because of a government relocation program. Trouble ensues when a former fan shunned by Mr. Incredible chooses to take revenge upon the superhero.
On March 2014, Pixar confirmed that the animated film is currently in development. However, no additional details of the production were revealed. In an interview with The Collider, Bird finally released some information regarding the sequel.
When asked if “The Incredibles 2” will be his next project, Bird answered in the affirmative by stating:
I had a lot of ideas for the original “Incredibles” that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like. I have ideas 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 there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie. I’m just focusing on getting “Tomorrowland” out into the world and playing with the “Incredibles” sandbox again.ADVERTISEMENT
Samuel L. Jackson also revealed that he will be reprising his role as Frozone in the sequel.
Bird was the director for several box office hits, such as “Ratatouille” and “Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol”. He was also the creative consultant and director for the animated TV series “The Simpsons” from 1989 to 1998.
His upcoming film, “Tomorrowland“, will be released in cinemas on 22nd May 2015.