Brad Bird has been talking about what we can expect from The Incredibles 2, and has revealed that the sequel will find room for a whole host of ideas that wouldn’t fit in the first film. However, the director isn’t just using old material for the sake of it, with Bird explaining his desire to create a clear and coherent link between the original film and the follow-up.
"I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to put in The Incredibles," says Bird to Coming Soon (opens in new tab), "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."
"I don’t think I could have made this movie right away," Bird continues. "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."
Specific story details are still non-existent then, but it sounds as though the sequel will be very much in the spirit of the original. No release date has been confirmed at this stage.