Brad Bird Reveals He Has “Some Ideas” for THE INCREDIBLES 2; Says Movie Will Happen When Story is Right

     October 26, 2011


Director Brad Bird is poised to make his live-action debut with this fall’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, and for those of you lost as to why so many people are excited about that prospect, it has a little something to do with Bird’s oeuvre. The director’s animated filmography includes outstanding works such as The Iron Giant, Ratatouille, and of course The Incredibles. The latter has drawn quite a bit of sequel chatter over time, as it’s generally regarded as one of the best films to come out of Pixar (and that’s saying something). We recently got the chance to talk to Bird and he revealed that he’s not at all opposed to making an Incredibles follow-up, and talked about what it would take to make the sequel happen. Hit the jump to see what he had to say.

brad-bird-imageBird revealed to us that he definitely hasn’t ruled out returning to the Incredibles universe, and he even has some ideas:

“I can’t say I’m actively working on it, but I have some ideas and if I ever get it all together into a story that is at least as good as the one we did, I’d be happy to return to that world. I love working with Pixar.”

The director elaborated on the ideas that he’s been thinking up in an interview with, saying that he’s come up with some great little ideas but he’s far from an overall arc:

“I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that.”

the-incredibles-movie-image-2With Pixar’s recent slate of films featuring sequels to Toy Story, Monsters Inc., and Cars, it’s a bit surprising that a sequel to The Incredibles isn’t at least in the development stage. Well, there’s a good reason for that. Work hasn’t begun on a sequel because Pixar feels the same way about the film that Bird does; he wants to be the one doing it:

“I think the reason it hasn’t [happened] yet is because the studio would like me to do it, if there were another Incredibles, and I’ve told them that I’m not really friendly to have someone else take away my child.”

It’s definitely reassuring to know that if we ever do get an Incredibles 2, it will come courtesy of Bird himself. The director went on to elaborate on what he told us about his hesitations in making the sequel, as he looks to Toy Story 2 as the benchmark for follow-ups:

Toy Story 2 was, to me, a perfect sequel, because it absolutely respected the first film but found new places to go without selling out its characters. So if I could come up with an idea that is to Incredibles that Toy Story 2 is to Toy Story, I would do it in a second.”

Hopefully Bird gets around to working on the sequel sometime down the road. At this point, I’m just glad we have someone so talented making movies at all, and I’ll anxiously be awaiting any project that he attaches his name to.

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  • FincherFan

    Brad Bird is definitely on my list of Top 10 favorite filmmakers. He is extremely talented and I seriously cannot find a single flaw in any of his films. I am extremely excited for his live action debut in December and I hope his next film after MI4 is the epicmovie 1906 he’s been attached to and working on forever. Hopefully afterwards we will see an amazing Incredibles 2 worthy of a return to animation for Bird.

    • Lloyd Xmas

      Agreed! And I love the way the guy shows respect for movies and doesnt just rush in and rape the cash cow like so many others.
      Takes his time and does it the right way. Then Incredibles 2 will be better or as good as the first.
      Glad its on his Radar!

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  • Enigmatic

    I’ve been waiting for an Incredibles 2 ever since the credits rolled on the 1st. Hope he gets to work on it sooner than later.

  • Tarek

    Brad Bird is a Hobbit, just like Peter Jackson.
    Go go go Brad.

  • THGhost

    About freakin’ time.

  • Red

    Hopefully he makes a 2nd one and hopefully jack jack as more screen play in it cause jack jack was awesome!

    • Shamukid

      I agree!! Jack-Jack was freaking amazing.

      • John doe

        I love in the pixar shorts how it shows all of jack jacks powers, lazer eyes teleportation anti grav and morphing am i missing any?

      • benny

        He is resilient to fire also… bring back the babysitter she was priceless.

  • pizzaman

    Sounds good but let’s be a bit more pragmatic. They will do an Incredibles 2 when they figure out how to cash in on the toy licensing and such. Toy Story and Cars got sequels because of the BILLIONS made from the toys, clothes, etc. Much more profit than the movies themselves. Notice there’s no Nemo 2, Ratatouille 2, Up 2, etc. Hard to market rats, fish, and old men to kids.

    That being said I would be first in line. No kidding. One of the best movies in the last 10 years.

    • Jonathan

      Come on… while I believe he wants to have a good story, the cost of a computer animated film is not in the cheap. They’ll need toys and other such things to make the movie and pay all the people who are going to make the movie.

      The folks at PIXAR want to make quality films and I believe they want a good story… and if you’re trying to tell me they can’t sell superhero toys?!?! Yeah… right.

      I have trust in PIXAR.

    • clare

      they are making finding dory… thats a sequel!!

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  • kurt

    I hope pizzaman is wrong. Do we really live in a world where profit is more important than quality and the love you put into something? Yeah, I guess we do. Too bad, huh?

    • Mikedamike

      Why? Profit is a main objective measurement of how many people are affected by your actions.

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  • Dudeguy23

    I really hope they make the second because I’ve been waiting for it to come out for like ever. If they do, I hope Jack Jack is in it more. He’s awesome!!!

  • Keith Ranson

    Come on! We need more Incredibles! There is no sense in wasting time with junk like more CARS and TOY STORY. Also the tired M:I Franchise needs to die now. So, let’s Quit dragging our heels and bring back the Parr family!

    • Al

      That junk was written by the same person as the Incredibles.

      Pixar did not pay me for the first one! The world will not be getting a part 2, at least from me.

      I considered the second screenplay superior to the first.

      Pixar’s greed is the reason you will not be seeing a second Incredibles. Not that anyone cares about the writer these days…

      • Ken

        The Incredibles was written and directed by Brad Bird. Both Cars and Toy Story were written by a team of writers several of which were on both teams. Look it up. You are incorrect. My long-term girlfriend’s sister is a screen writer, so some of us do appreciate superior writing and are willing to wait for the right script.

  • Incredibles Fan

    I myself do defently aggree that there should be another movie considering the way the first movie ended with new threat to the world such as the under miner came out and decleared war on peace and happieness just after dash’s raceing finals.

  • Violet

    I couldn’t agree more. I was around 9 or 10 back when The Incredibles were showing. And I am now 17, but I am still hungry for more Incredibles action!! How I hope the new movie comes out soon. ^^

  • Savvy Holmes

    Loved the incredibles!!!and if they want to make another movie they have to make it soon before everyone forgets about the incredibles!!!!!!!!!!!

    Plot ideas
    -One of Helens ex-boyfriends shows up to take over the city.
    -Violets boyfriend turns out to be the son of a super evil villain.
    -Create an Archnemesis with sidekick thats violets age
    -They have to fight themselves in an alternate world, and their alternates are evil.
    -Take one of these ideas and make a movie already

    • Nathan

      Did you forget about the Underminer?

  • A totally big fan

    I’m a really big fan of incredibles and often wondered way number 2 never came out. So many remakes are coming to play, snow white ect. If you ever read this ppppplease make incredible 2 it just seems wired that you haven’t made one

  • Blast

    @savvy holmes Those ideas are all very played out and exactly why i hate most sequels. He should take the time and come up with something new and original. Like he wants to. I’m willing to wait as long as it takes although i would prefer sooner rather than later ofcourse. The fact that he doesn’t want to ruin his franchise with mindless dribble makes me happy. I would have replied directly to your comment but for some reason it wont let me on my phone.

  • Orlando Mamman

    @Savy Holmes, I like the idea of having them battle themselves in an alternate world, that would be “totally wicked!” I pray the movie come out soon, I can’t wait to take my nephew to see it, he is a big fan of Dash.

  • A.Fox

    I love the idea of a sequel to the Incredibles…I even came up with my own idea for one, and this idea could completely surpass the original…I’d bet 10 million bucks on it.

  • dezmcg

    @savy …yeh all them ideas sound awesome…or even bobs boss he put in a bodycast could come back as a super villain..I watch the movie atleast 3 times a day…its my 18month olds favorite…PLEASE COME OUT WITH A SEQUEL SOON…HUGE FANS!!!!!!

  • xin

    Gosh, I already wait for The Incredibles 2 for longtime! I wish that 2 will come out soon!!!

  • ultimatepayback

    I remember in the last Incredibles that there was a cliffhanger ending. This could be a great way to find out what’s next. I hope it comes out soon!

  • ashlyn

    i know right i wish he would just make one i love this movie and have been wating forever!

  • Anonymous

    im bored

  • bjon86

    I get what he’s saying but he needs to hurry the hell up and make the second one. It is so irritating seeing all these other Pixar properties getting sequels when one of its very very BEST isn’t getting one. Is this guy waiting for one of the voice talent from the original to DIE??! HURRY UP DUDE!!

  • aaron

    Dude do another movie already. God the daughter is getting married ,Dash is super hero bachelor, and Jack Jack can be coming to grips with his demon problems and has to saved before he goes over to evil. Now get on it already

  • yani

    that,s very great movie, i very like it

  • yani

    really good movie
    I hope next movie comes out soon

  • Jenna

    The Incredibles movie was amazing just hoping they will make another movie soon … But I know what ever it is it will be great like the last one , one of my favourite movies of all time I’ve heard what the story is going to be about but I’m not telling its just to big a surprise that I don’t want to spoil…. :•)

  • Jenifer Wong Cuddeback

    I really want a sequel to the Incredibles because its been too long of a wait from when the first movie came out. the first movie left people hanging at the end and it wouldn’t make sense if there weren’t a sequel to finish it off. so can you please make a sequel to the Incredibles because I was really little when I first saw the movie when it came out and i’m growing up so I want to see a sequel to this movie before I grow up. so if you can I would be grateful.

  • Pixar Fan

    The Incredibles is my favorite movie of all time. I’m not mad about them making the Cars series Or the Toy Story series. But I would like to see a sequel.

  • phreek

    How about a prequel instead of a sequel, to set up the third movie and to create a new villain that is the son of one of the villains. Or even a sequel where the kids of the supporters come out of hiding because Violet and Dash create a ‘super secret’ club for super kids and is betrayed by one of the ‘members’ plenty of ideas there; but I’m glad he’s taking his time to do it right.

  • phreek

    How about a prequel instead of a sequel, to set up the third movie and to create a new villain that is the son of one of the villains. Or even a sequel where the kids of the supporters come out of hiding because Violet and Dash create a ‘super secret’ club for super kids and is betrayed by one of the ‘members’ plenty of ideas there; but I’m glad he’s taking his time to do it right.

  • Shirley

    Come on how much longer do I have to wait for Incredibles 2. Its still my number one.
    Juzt finished watching it again.

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  • me

    too far down the track for kids who watched the first one snap out of it same with nemo2 aswell so stupid
    10YRS later ???????????????????????????????

  • Incredibles Fan

    Plz I want a Incredibles 2 plz. I dont care how much time it Takes to make it, I just want the movie to continue.