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July 23, 2013

Samuel L Jackson: 'I keep asking Pixar about 'The Incredibles' sequel'

Pixar's comedy about a family of superheroes won the Best Animated Feature prize at the 2005 Oscars

Samuel L Jackson: 'I keep asking Pixar about 'The Incredibles' sequel'

Samuel L Jackson has admitted that he's badgered Pixar over the years about a sequel to The Incredibles.

Written and directed by Brad Bird and released in 2004, The Incredibles was a computer-animated comedy about a family of superheroes posing as ordinary suburbanites. Jackson voiced the role of Frozone, a superhero with the ability to form ice from himself and from humidity in the air.

Bird's movie was a smash at the box office, grossing over $630 million (£410 million) worldwide, and went on to win the Best Animated Feature prize at the 2005 Oscars. However, despite Pixar's fondness for sequels, The Incredibles 2 has never materialised.

Speaking during a panel for the Robocop remake at San Diego Comic-Con over the weekend, IGN reports, Jackson expressed his surprise about this.

"I keep asking the guys at Pixar why we didn't make The Incredibles 2," the actor said. "Personally I think they raised the bar so high that they are worried about making one that's not as good as the first one. But that happens too - you don't live up to the expectations of the first one."

Brad Bird, who's gone on to direct Ratatouille and Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, discussed the possibility of making a sequel to The Incredibles very recently. "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," he said this May.

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