We learn today that Brad Bird is mulling about the idea of an Incredibles sequel. We get the following interview excerpt frmo our friends at cinemablend:
With Brad Bird’s newest movie, Ratatouille about to hit theaters, he’s free to start thinking about his next project. Is there any chance it’ll be Incredibles 2? Bird tells the AP he’s full of Incredibles ideas.
Bird says, “I love the world. I love the characters, and if I could come with a story that was as good or better than the original, I’d go there in a second. I have pieces of things that I would love to see in a sequel, but I haven’t got them all together yet, and I certainly wouldn’t want to come out there with something that is less than the original. … Sequels are not part of the business plan at Pixar. It’s all about the filmmakers being passionate about going somewhere.”
In an age where we get sequels when we don’t want them, from movies that should not have them, it is nice to hear that Pixar “does not have sequels as part of their business plan.” If anyone could milk sequels to make billions – it would be Pixar. Instead they choose to be creative and tell new stories, preserving the integrity of the origionals.
With Toy Story 2, some consider this to be a sequel that trumps the first film. This was no easy task, but at Pixar it sounds like this is what you have to guarantee, before they will consider a follow up film. I think most people would want to see an Incredibles sequel, but I am fine if one is never made. Pixar is a fantastic group of creators dedicated to excellence and brand pride. My hat is off to them, and if an Incredibles sequel does get made, we can rest assured that it will be worth it.