Movie studio Pixar has made quite a few prequels and sequels to their animated film franchises over the past few years (Cars 2, Toy Story 2 and 3, Monster University, Finding Dora). However,one of their most successful films, The Incredibles, has yet to receive another adventure. Today in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, director of the Incredibles, Brad Bird hinted at the possibility of revisiting the franchise and why he turned down the job for Star Wars…
“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 ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that.
Bird also spoke about being approached for the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII, which he turned down.
“They did come to me. But the problem was, the schedule they had in mind made it impossible to do…unless I dropped Tomorrowland. And I was just really deeply into this film at that point. It’s easy to say, “Just put it on hold.” But you’re moving now; you don’t know if you’re going to be able to move later. Maybe it’s true of filmmakers like Cameron or Spielberg, but I have to act on momentum. We had reached a critical mass where it would’ve thrown the furniture around from the train stopping. I really want to see this movie. I love the Star Wars films, and I can’t wait to see what J.J. does, but it meant I’d have to shut down one dream to participate in another. I feel like [with Tomorrowland] we’re making something that’s really special and unique.”
The Incredibles is my all time favorite Pixar film, so I for one would love to see this come to fruition! (Source: ComingSoon.net)