Director Brad Bird on ‘The Incredibles’ sequel: ‘I have been thinking about it’

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

Brad Bird has discussed the possibility of making a sequel to his 2004 smash The Incredibles.

Written and directed by Bird, The Incredibles was a computer-animated comedy about a family of superheroes posing as ordinary suburbanites. The film, whose voice cast included Samuel L Jackson and Holly Hunter, won the Best Animated Feature prize at the 2005 Oscars.

In the past, Bird has said he is “open” to the idea of The Incredibles 2, and now he has given an update. “I have been thinking about it,” he told The Hollywood Reporter. “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.”


Continuing, Bird revealed that he already has several ideas for the sequel, saying: “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 followed The Incredibles by making another computer-animated blockbuster, 2007’s Ratatouille, and then directing Tom Cruise in 2011’s Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol. He is currently working on Tomorrowland, a live action sci-fi film starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie set for release in December 2014.


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