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Brad Bird confirms interest in Incredibles sequel

With superhero sequels ten a penny these days, its somewhat surprising that we’ve yet to see a follow-up to 2004’s The Incredibles , although according to Brad Bird, there could yet be a sequel coming our way.

“I have been thinking about it,” admits the director in an interview with 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.

“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.”

Meanwhile, Bird’s name was one that was recently linked to the director’s chair for Star Wars: Episode VII , a position he claims he was forced to turn down on account of his schedule.

“I’ve known Kathy [ Kennedy ] for a while and I know George [ Lucas ],” reveals Bird, “and they did come to me. But the problem was, the schedule they had in mind made it impossible to do…unless I dropped Tomorrowland .

“And I was just really deeply into this film at that point. It’s easy to say, “Just put it on hold.” But you’re moving now; you don’t know if you’re going to be able to move later. Maybe it’s true of filmmakers like Cameron or Spielberg, but I have to act on momentum. We had reached a critical mass where it would’ve thrown the furniture around from the train stopping.

“I really want to see this movie. I love the Star Wars films, and I can’t wait to see what J.J. does, but it meant I’d have to shut down one dream to participate in another. I feel like [ with Tomorrowland] we’re making something that’s really special and unique.”

Tomorrowland will open in the US on 19 December 2014, with a UK release date to be confirmed.

George Wales
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