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Brad Bird talks challenges of making an Incredibles sequel

Last week brought the news that Brad Bird would be making a sequel to The Incredibles the next project on his agenda, but the director is not expecting the process to be easy, having outlined a number of challenges during an interview with IGN.

“A lot of superhero films have been made since Incredibles and it is kind of like an athletic field that’s just kind of dried up dirt now, with a few clumps of grass. And I think what the challenge is how do you step outside of that and say, ‘Hey, there’s another place for our heroes to go.’ So that’s kind of the challenge.”

“People make a lot of following some kind of road map and Damon [Lindelof] and I can tell you from making [Tomorrowland] that you’re just bumping into furniture. Hopefully if you’re on the right path you don’t actually know where you’re going completely. I love those characters in Incredibles, but I’m also a moviegoer and I want to be surprised by movies. I want them to zig when they should be zagging. That’s the goal with that one.”

With a screenplay yet to be written, it will likely be a few years before we see The Incredibles back on the big screen again. Plenty of time for Bird to get his zigs and zags in order then…

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George Wales
George is GR's resident movie news person, based out of London. He understands that all men must die, but he'd rather not think about it.