Disney and Pixar‘s Incredibles 2 has exceeded all expectations by not only being the #1 movie upon release but by scoring an estimated $180.2 million on its opening weekend. Finding Dory previously held the largest opening weekend for an animated film with $135 million.
It also passed Disney’s live action remake of Beauty and the Beast to have the biggest opening of a non PG-13 rated film (it pulled in $174 million). It is the 47th film to earn an A+ CinemaScore.
The original The Incredibles earned $70.5 million its opening weekend (the original film also has an A+ from Cinema Score).
On June 5th, several important and beloved series and films are being released on Blu-Ray and DVD along with a few new things. The Complete Avatar: The Last Airbender along with the 4K release of Game of Thrones highlight this week’s releases
After Disney/Pixar released the original Incredibles in 2004 and pulled in over $633 million at the worldwide box office fans were all anxiously waiting for a sequel. It’s been a long 14 years, but at last, we are getting closer to seeing it… and not much has changed. No real passage of time, just a different role for Mr. Incredible, whose now playing Mr. Mom to a freshly powered baby Jack-Jack while Elastigirl gets to be a worldwide hero thanks to an image-conscious new character (voiced by Bob Odenkirk) who wants to “bring supers back into the sunlight”.
It was a pleasant surprise earlier this year when it was announced that Brad Bird was working on sequel to his 2004 hit The Incredibles, after all, it’s the only “Fantastic Four” movie that’s ever worked. Seriously though, it’s remained a Pixar classic, and despite repeated comments made about the desire to crank out a part 2, in almost 11 years it just hasn’t happened. Blame director Bird who moved on to Ratatouille and then flirted with live-action films with mixed success. With fans everywhere eager to see where Bird takes his superheroes next, the filmmaker recently offered an update on the production, why it took him so long to circle back around, and the very different climate of comic book films today. (more…)
For a while there, Pixar was on a bit of a sequel kick with Toy Story 3, Cars 2 and Monsters University. While movie fans will note that while Toy Story seems to outdo itself with every sequel, what use did a second Cars serve? Or a Monsters Inc. prequel for that matter? Especially when you could be putting all that time and effort into, say, a second edition of The Incredibles. Well, that is changing because an essential piece of that puzzle has now fallen into place. Disney/Pixar‘s already announced The Incredibles 2, but now writer/director Brad Bird has said that it will be his next project. (more…)
While fans have waited over ten years for The Incredibles sequel, that long wait is almost over. Brad Bird announced just last week that he was in the process of writing The Incredibles 2. Now that the “Cape is on the superhero,” so to speak, media folks are starting to ask more specific questions about the sequel.
Not just a big box office performer, but Academy Award-winning too, Big Hero 6 was a huge win for the folks at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Disney, as a company, is no stranger to animation domination, but this is the second year in a row where they’ve had a huge international smash hit that was also critically well-received and further lavished with the most prestigious movie trophy in Hollywood. So keeping all that in mind, Disney would have to be crazy not to green light a sequel to Big Hero 6, right? After all, all the live-action comic book adaptations are getting more than one. Well, according to one of the voice actors on the original Hero, there are rumblings… (more…)
Once word hit the other week that The Incredibles 2 was in the works, it was only a matter of time until we heard from Samuel L. Jackson. Everyone wants to know what Jackson knows about the possibility of Frozone returning for the sequel. While doing some press for Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Jackson let us know. (more…)
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. (more…)
While he’s still working on his latest movie Tomorrowland starring George Clooney, Brad Bird recently took the time to sit down with THR and discuss a number of subjects. Two questions quickly became the chief topic of the interview: Why did he turn down the directors chair for Star Wars VII and would fans every see a sequel to the animated Pixar hit, The Incredibles?
Let’s start with the big one, any chance of an Incredibles sequel?
“I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that.
“I like the idea of moving a little more quickly in films. I’m looking for ways to accelerate the pace a little bit and figure out a way to keep creative control over these movies to a level where I’m comfortable with the end result but also speed them up a bit and make more of them. I have many different films I wanna make. It’s like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. I’m interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones you’re most excited about.”
There are so many good reasons to get the Incredibles sequel started, forget the obvious financial reasons, we all know the movie would make truckloads of cash. Everyone wants to see more super family, how did the world really react once the super family returned to the world spotlight? How did that affect the family, what about the other super heroes?
Make this movie . . .please.
Bird also discussed why he turned down Star Wars VII:
“They did come to me. But the problem was, the schedule they had in mind made it impossible to do…unless I dropped Tomorrowland. And I was just really deeply into this film at that point. It’s easy to say, “Just put it on hold.” But you’re moving now; you don’t know if you’re going to be able to move later. Maybe it’s true of filmmakers like Cameron or Spielberg, but I have to act on momentum. We had reached a critical mass where it would’ve thrown the furniture around from the train stopping. I really want to see this movie. I love the Star Wars films, and I can’t wait to see what J.J. does, but it meant I’d have to shut down one dream to participate in another. I feel like [with Tomorrowland] we’re making something that’s really special and unique.”
What’s really interesting is his interest could bring the Disney folks back to ask Bird to Direct one of the stand alone movies or perhaps Star Wars VIII or IX.
What do you think?