Apparently, The Incredibles 2 has been bumped up in terms of production order from Pixar and will now occur before and not after Cars 3. Now we finally get a chance to see what happened to Frozone’s supersuit and if the Incredible Family ever gets a chance to don capes despite suggestions and/or commands against them. Sure, they aren’t very practical…but they look so good…right, Syndrome?
Brad Bird, the famous director of mega hits like The Incredibles and The Iron Giant, gave this update on the general state of the script of The Incredibles 2: “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. 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.” As far as the release date? “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. 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.”
Brad Bird then commented on the difference between 2004 when the original Incredibles came out and now: “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. 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.”