Brad Bird Talks Incredibles 2, Is Just as Overwhelmed by Superhero Movies as Everyone Else in Hollywood

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During an interview with Collider, Incredibles 2 director Brad Bird shared some juicy tidbits about the film’s script, the release date, and how it will stand out from the current crop of superhero movies.

According to Bird, a lot of the talent from the original Incredibles will be returning for the sequel:

I have the story arc. I’m probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we’re already boarding parts of it. I’ve got a lot of people that worked on the first one working on it, so we’re all having a good time with it.

As for when we’ll be able to see anything more than just a poster

Release dates are a little fluid when you’re making films so far in advance. Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I’m just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you’ve got everything firmly figured out.

Bird also talked about how the appetite for superhero movies has shifted in the 11 years since Incredibles was released:

But what’s changed is there were only two other superhero franchises at the time Incredibles came out. One of them was X-Men and the other was Spider-Man, and now there are 400 billion of them and there’s a new superhero movie every two weeks. What you don’t want to do is trot over the same turf in the same way everyone else is. So we’re trying to keep it focused in the area that our film was, which was a little bit more about characters and relationships and stuff like that, and see where that takes us. But we’re having a good time.

I can’t wait! What do you think, gang?

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