BREAKING. About 10 years after the release of The Incredibles, Disney CEO Robert A. Iger dropped some surprise news of the pleasant variety when he told shareholders and D23 Members at today’s Annual General Meeting that Pixar is developing a big screen sequel to the animated superhero film.
No real details were revealed or discussed, but the idea of doing a sequel to The Incredibles has been requested and demanded by fans of the original since its release in 2004. Pixar itself has been on a sequel kick lately with Toy Story 3 (2010), Cars 2 (2011), Monsters University (2013), and Finding Dory (scheduled for a 2016 release), so it’s possible that they’ve been able to crack the story for the sequel. Or maybe Disney’s just looking to capitalize on their tremendous luck with superheroes lately and are pushing hard for a follow-up.
The big question mark is Brad Bird, the writer and director of the first Incredibles, will he be returning for the sequel? That’s an unknown right now, but Bird is still with the studio, and currently working on Tomorrowland, a live-action movie starring George Clooney and Britt Robertson that is scheduled for release in the summer of 2015. Might The Incredibles 2 be Bird’s next film? It’s possible since according to Pixar’s current schedule, a release date prior to 2017 seems pretty unlikely.
Obviously, we’ll have more news as it develops.
Source: Superhero Hype