Big, big headline here today folks, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you’re either here in the newsroom working with me on production night, or you hate movies. Either way, you’re about to hear about it now.
During a shareholders conference call Tuesday morning in Portland, Oregon, Disney CEO Bob Iger publicly revealed that the exciting animated superhero flick The Incredibles is finally getting a sequel, ten years after the original one was released. With writing and directing the Oscar-winning film in 2004, animator Brad Bird is currently in the process of writing the sequel, having previously being hesitant to continue the story of Mr. Incredible and his super-family.
“Pixar does not look at sequels as a financial plan,” Bird said at the 2007 Wondercon Convention, according to Slashfilm.com. “We feel we have a relationship with the audience and that they believe in each movie we put out. If I can come up with a story that is as good or better than that first film, then I’d love to return to that world, but it would have to be story first.”
Iger also confirmed that there will be a sequel to the slapstick and sporadic Cars 2, despite widespread negative reviews. Considering that Pixar is still currently working on other projects including Inside Out, The Good Dinosaur, and another sequel in Finding Dory, we most likely will not see these projects until after 2016, so we still have a long wait until we see these pictures.
Despite that, I couldn’t have been happier. The Incredibles is one of the most original and unique action-packed romps that Pixar has come up with, and is one of the staples that precedes animated cliches and shows that those movies could be a lot more than what they lead on. With Bird currently working on the story for the project, and noting that he also worked on the 2011 live-action sequel Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol, I believe its an understatement to say that this movie is in solid hands.
What do you guys think? Are you looking forward to the sequel, or do you want Pixar to just leave the classics alone? Comment below, let me know.
But do me a favor, willya? Post the comment while listening to that jazzy Michael Giacinno soundtrack. Man, that stuff is snazzy.
Bu da da, dadummmmmmmmmm……..
Source: TIME, Variety