Filmmaker Brad Bird, who’s been hard at work on Disney’s “Tomorrowland,” has confirmed his next project will be the sequel to his 2004 blockbuster “The Incredibles.”
“I had a lot of ideas for the original ‘Incredibles’ that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like,” he said. “I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit and there wasn’t enough time in ‘Incredibles.’ There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie. I’m just focusing on getting ‘Tomorrowland’ out into the world and playing with the ‘Incredibles’ sandbox again.”
Bird, who made his live-action directorial debut with 2011’s “Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,” was approached by Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy to helm “Star Wars: Episode VII,” but ultimately decided to focus on “Tomorrowland.” Asked by Collider whether he might consider taking the reins of the second anthology film following the departure of Josh Trank, Bird acknowledged his interest but seemed devoted to the Pixar sequel and other projects.
“Well Kathy and I have discussed the possibility of — I mean she’s basically saying this is a very large sandbox and other people can play in it,” he said. “I was particularly attracted to the idea of picking up and — J.J. [Abrams] got very excited about the notion of shaping the next trilogy, and that idea was interesting to me too. But I kind of — I’m writing a sequel to ‘The Incredibles’ and I can’t think too much farther beyond that. I have other things I want to do as well.”
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