Director Brad Bird is busy at work with “The Incredibles 2.” Promising to tread new ground in a world where there is a new superhero film every fortnight, Bird recently revealed details about the plot of the “Incredibles” sequel. Read on for more details.
We have known for a long time that “The Incredibles 2” was in the works, but exact details were rare. Now, in an exclusive interview with Empire, Bird spoke about the challenges of making yet another superhero movie in a Marvel and DC dominated culture.
“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.” Bird said.
According to Bird, “The Incredibles 2” will delve more into the characters and their relationships, rather than the superheroes. It is ironical that an animated film marketed to children must deal with the relatively serious topics in heroism so that our real-world actors are free to wear colorful capes and blow up aliens.
Bird also revealed that he was working with a small team for “Incredibles 2” because that would enable him to work fast. Pixar has moved up the release date of the film. It is now set to appear on screens well before “Cars 3.”
“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”
As to rumors, “The Incredibles 2” is reported to have Samuel Jackson reprising his character of “Frozone.” The plot of the movie might be set a decade after the first one, and will feature an older Jack-Jack, the incredible infant from the first film, according to Crossmap.
Though no release date is out yet, “The Incredibles 2” is likely to hit theaters some time in 2017.
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