Brad Bird Talks Sequel to The Incredibles and Turning Down Star Wars
The Hollywood Reporter
May 16, 2013
Brad Bird was the driving force at Pixar behind the ever popular superhero film The Incredibles and with each announcement of a Pixar sequel, fans have always cried out in support of another "Incredibles" movie. Bird has spoken previously about doing a follow-up to the movie, but his latest comments to The Hollywood Reporter about the matter seem more promising than previous answers.
"I have been thinking about it. People think that I have not been, but I have. Because I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another [Incredibles] film, and if I can get Ďem to click all together, I would probably wanna do that.
"I like the idea of moving a little more quickly in films. Iím looking for ways to accelerate the pace a little bit and figure out a way to keep creative control over these movies to a level where Iím comfortable with the end result but also speed them up a bit and make more of them. I have many different films I wanna make. Itís like a big airplane hangar and I have different projects on the floor; half-assembled in my brain. Iím interested in all of them. You kind of have to move on the ones people are willing to pay for and the ones youíre most excited about."
"They did come to me. But the problem was, the schedule they had in mind made it impossible to doÖunless I dropped Tomorrowland. And I was just really deeply into this film at that point. Itís easy to say, ďJust put it on hold.Ē But youíre moving now; you donít know if youíre going to be able to move later. Maybe itís true of filmmakers like Cameron or Spielberg, but I have to act on momentum. We had reached a critical mass where it wouldíve thrown the furniture around from the train stopping. I really want to see this movie. I love the Star Wars films, and I canít wait to see what J.J. does, but it meant Iíd have to shut down one dream to participate in another. I feel like [with Tomorrowland] weíre making something thatís really special and unique."
Bird is currently in pre-production on Tomorrowland, his second live action film, which will open in theaters on December 19, 2014. Would you want to see Bird follow-up The Incredibles with a sequel? Maybe a future Star Wars movie? Sound off below!