With Tomorrowland almost in the books, director Brad Bird is lining up his next few projects -- and they should make genre fans very, very happy.
In an interview with Collider, Bird confirmed that the long-gestating Incredibles sequel will be his next film. We’ve been waiting a long time, but it seems this film is finally (really!) going to happen. Apparently Bird is deep into writing the script and plans to dive even deeper once he wraps up the promotional tour for Tomorrowland.
The director also teased that the sequel will tap into concepts left on the table a decade ago when they made the first film:
"I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that I didn't get a chance to use, that I like. I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit, and there wasn't enough time in Incredibles. There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie."
Looking a few years even further down the road, Bird confirmed he’s had meetings with Disney and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy about eventually taking the reins of a future Star Wars film. Yeah, go ahead and geek the heck out about that. It’d be after Incredibles 2, but still, it’d be fascinating to see what Bird could do in that sandbox:
"I was particularly attracted to the idea of picking up [a film in the franchise], and J.J. [Abrams] got very excited about the notion of shaping the next trilogy, and that idea was interesting to me too. But I'm writing [the Incredibles sequel], and I can't think too much farther beyond that. I have other things I want to do as well."
Are you glad we’re finally getting an Incredibles sequel? Would you like to see Bird take on a Star Wars sequel?
(Via The Hollywood Reporter)