In addition to announcing the “Ant-Man” sequel and new dates for “Captain Marvel” and “Black Panther,” Disney has begun the countdown to “The Incredibles 2”: Director Brad Bird’s long-awaited follow-up to his 2004 animated blockbuster is set to arrive June 21, 2019.
According to Deadline, Disney’s calendar shuffle also sees Pixar’s “Toy Story 4” move from June 2017 to June 15, 2018; “Cars 3” will then settle into the June 16, 2017, spot. The previously untitled Nov. 22, 2017, Pixar feature is now called “Coco.”
Add to that another title, Disney Animation’s “Gigantic,” which will arrive March 9, 2018.
Unsurprisingly, very little is known about “The Incredibles 2.” However, Bird revealed early last month that he was nearly finished with the first draft of the script. He also acknowledged the movie landscape today is far different than it was in 2004.
“But what’s changed is there were only two other superhero franchises at the time ‘Incredibles’ came out,” he said. “One of them was ‘X-Men’ and the other was ‘Spider-Man,’ and now there are 400 billion of them and there’s a new superhero movie every two weeks. What you don’t want to do is trot over the same turf in the same way everyone else is. So we’re trying to keep it focused in the area that our film was, which was a little bit more about characters and relationships and stuff like that, and see where that takes us. But we’re having a good time.”
Produced for an estimated $92 million, “The Incredibles” grossed $631 million worldwide.
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