Back in April, The Incredibles director Brad Bird revealed he has started the screenplay for the long-awaited sequel The Incredibles 2. While it has been 11 years since the original animated hit debuted in theaters, fans are still hungry for a follow-up to this superhero adventure, and while we still don't know when it may hit theaters, the sequel is most certainly happening. During a new interview with Collider, Brad Bird revealed he is almost done with his first draft of the script, although he wouldn't reveal any story details.
"I have the story arc. I'm probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we're already boarding parts of it. I've got a lot of people that worked on the first one working on it, so we're all having a good time with it."
Brad Bird went on to confirm in May that The Incredibles 2 is the filmmaker's next movie, but that's about all we know about the project so far. It is believed that Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson will return to reprise their voice roles, but it's too early on in the process to tell for sure. When asked if he had a release date in mind yet, Brad Bird had this to say.
"In terms of the release date, we were originally-The Incredibles was supposed to happen after Cars, and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you're making films so far in advance. Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack, and other ones comes together a little more quickly, and so I'm just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you've got everything firmly figured out."
The filmmaker's publicist later clarified that the filmmaker was referring to the original Incredibles movie, which was supposed to open after the original Cars. As it turned out, though, The Incredibles hit theaters in 2004, while Cars hit theaters two years later in 2006. Disney is also developing Cars 3, but no release date was set for that animated sequel yet. Are you glad The Incredibles 2 is moving forward? Let us know what you think, and stay tuned for more updates.