TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - April 20, 2018
— Disney•Pixar's Incredibles 2 (@TheIncredibles) April 19, 2018
While Pixar will always be pushing the boundaries and creating new, original properties like Coco, they're still a Disney brand so they're bread and butter will always be sequels to their existing properties. Incredibles 2 isn't necessarily a film that anyone wanted or needed, but I suppose we should be glad that Brad Bird is back at the helm, as he's the only shot they've got at steering this thing toward something marginally original.
2004's The Incredibles remains among the best superhero movies of all time, so it makes sense we'd get a sequel. Now, as far as that sequel picking up right after the original, writer/director Bird has a good explanation for why that is. In a new interview with Screen Rant, Bird said that this was the only story that really interested him...
Men are always expected to be strong, so I had Bob have super strength. Mothers are always pulled in a million different directions, so I had her be elastic. Teenagers are insecure and defensive, so I had Violet have force fields and invisibility. Ten-year olds are energy balls that can’t be stopped. And babies are unknowns. Maybe they have no powers, maybe they have all powers – we don’t know. That’s what Jack Jack was; he was seemingly the most normal one in the family and then at the end of Incredibles, you find out he’s a wild card and he’s sort of the Swiss army knife of powers. And that reminds me of the way babies can grasp language really easily and adapt them easily. That idea changes if you age the characters up, and the insight into those periods of your life and those particular perspectives disappear once you age them up. I’m not interested in a college aged Jack Jack, I’m just not.
So there you have it. If and when this movie makes a billion dollars, you can expect an Incredibles 3, just don't expect it to be Jack Jack Goes to College. At least, not as long as Brad Bird's in charge.
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