Pixar’s Cars franchise may be making billions in merchandise sales, but most fans would much prefer they focus their attention onto The Incredibles, and a sequel which is long overdue.
Director Brad Bird has recently moved into live-action with Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, but in a recent interview he said he would return to animation and make The Incredibles 2 “in a second” if he could come up with a worthly story.
“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.”
“I want to do it because I have something that will be as good or better than the original,” he insisted. “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.”
Pixar won’t make the sequel without him (in the interview he called the original movie his “child”) so whether we see a follow-up is entirely down to Brad Bird. His next project could be earthquake movie 1906 which he’s been trying to get off the ground for a while, but if not he could decide to get a script together for The Incredibles 2. Wishful thinking.