AceShowbiz - While promoting the upcoming "The Iron Giant: Signature Edition", director Brad Bird shared an update about "The Incredibles 2". The director revealed that the sequel to 2004's hit "The Incredibles" would be released before another Pixar animation.
Speaking to Collider, the director opened up that he had done a large portion of the initial script. "I have the story arc. I'm probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we're already boarding parts of it," said the director. "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."
Bird also revealed that the movie would be released before "Cars 3". However, those two Pixar animations don't have official release dates just yet. "In terms of the release date, we were originally - 'Incredibles' was supposed to happen after 'Cars', and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you're making films so far in advance," Bird explained.
Bird continued by telling the reporter about strategies he had to work on the film which is expected to arrive in the U.S. in 2017. "Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I'm just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you've got everything firmly figured out."
Just like what other filmmakers did, Bird remained silent about the movie's details and didn't give any plot details. He just stated that the upcoming movie would face off against more superhero movies, unlike the original film which only faced two superhero franchises when it was released.
"But what's changed is there were only two other superhero franchises at the time 'Incredibles' came out. One of them was 'X-Men' and the other was 'Spider-Man', and now there are 400 billion of them and there's a new superhero movie every two weeks," Bird pointed out. "What you don't want to do is trot over the same turf in the same way everyone else is. So we're trying to keep it focused in the area that our film was, which was a little bit more about characters and relationships and stuff like that, and see where that takes us. But we're having a good time."