“The Incredibles” sequel 14 long years to arrive in cinemas. We can’t help but wonder – will we get “Incredibles 3” in this lifetime?
“Incredibles 2” premiered with a resounding bang across the world, setting a new record for an animated opening. Naturally, fans are looking at writer/director Brad Bird and the cast for some answers on a 3rd instalment.
Back in 2016, Disney decided to switched the release dates for “Incredibles 2” and “Toy Story 4” when the team for “Toy Story 4” lost its head writers. As a result, the release for “Incredibles 2”, originally slated for 2019, was moved up by an entire year. This caused some strain on the production.
“You couldn’t linger on. It’s like the episode of I Love Lucy when she’s got the candies piling up on the conveyer belt. This film was like that. They took a year off our schedule, so if an idea didn’t work quickly, you had to just kill the darling and move onto the next. And I killed like a city full of darlings,” said Bird.
Those “darlings” Bird was referring to are the new superheroes that made their debut in “Incredibles 2”. Although these characters didn’t get much screen time, each one of them are completely unique. The initial plan was to delve into these additions.
The filmmaker hasn’t lost hope for them though. “We storyboarded, and we designed characters, and they’re really good! Some of them were really funny and cool and explored certain things. You know, you never say never, because there might be an opportunity to use it,” he added.
There are even talks about a potential Frozone/Mr. Incredible origin story. “That would be cool, to know why Lucius is this loveable uncle figure, and how long he and Bob have known each other and what kind of things did they get into? Did they meet because they were superheroes? Did they meet one night by accident? Or did they just meet naturally and come to find out, ‘Oh, you’re a hero, too!’” Samuel L. Jackson told Entertainment Weekly.
Having said that, Bird’s feelings on sequels have been very clear – never say never, but pushing too much on one particular project and suddenly it can become a prison. “Yeah, don’t go there. It’s best not to talk to the mom who’s just delivered a child about, ‘How about the next child?’ Don’t do it. Don’t do it, man,” the director responded.
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We can’t bare to wait another 14 years to see the Parr family again. I mean, 2032 sounds like a very long way away, no?