Brad Bird On “Incredibles 2” Delay, Ideas

Despite its box-office fizzle, Brad Bird’s “Tomorrowland” hopes to fare better with audiences in its home video release on October 13th. Ahead of that, Bird spoke with Coming Soon about his next project – Pixar’s “The Incredibles” sequel.

Asked if the past decade since the first film’s release had impacted his view of the characters and his approach to the sequel, he says:

“I don’t think I could have made this movie right away. Nor would I want to. I always want to break things up with something else. I know some directors who have done a movie and then, the very next thing they do is the sequel to that movie.

Unless it’s ‘Lord of the Rings’ and it was always conceived of us doing it that way, I will always want to break it up with something else and then come back to it. That said, I’m really looking forward to playing with this playset again.”

Bird does confirm that some of the leftover ideas he had from the first film will be making an appearance in the follow-up:

“I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to put in ‘The Incredibles,’ but they just didn’t fit. Certain ideas fit, but other things make you go, ‘This is great, but I’d have to give up two other things that matter more to me to get this other thing in.’

So there were a pile of ideas left over from ‘The Incredibles,’ but it’s not a big thing. There were little scenes and things that I was interested in. I wanted to come up with sort of an over-arching idea that connected to the first film that went somewhere different. That’s the one that took a little more time.”

“The Incredibles 2” has yet to set an official release date.