Those hanging on to their seats for “The Incredibles 2” have an incredibly long wait a total of 15 years after the first film was released as the sequel will be released in 2019.
Bob Iger, Disney CEO, announced on March 18, 2014 that Pixar was in the pre-production stage for “The Incredibles 2.” But for some time, no one was confirmed as director, although the writer and director of the first film, Brad Bird, had been in the process of writing the sequel.
At one point, it was pretty much confirmed that Bird is directing “The Incredibles 2,” but he had been on the rounds for his “Tomorrowland” project.
“‘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,” Bird revealed to Collider last month.
He further stated, “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.”
No plot details were revealed, however.
The delay is in taking the time to avoid having the sequel come out just like many other superhero movies that are now out in the market today. But what sets “The Incredibles” plot apart is its spy-movie vibe. The element of family is also something unique about it.
On the difference between the first and the second films, Bird said in an interview with IGN, “You don’t have the family discovering, or rather, the kids discovering their powers. [T]he powers themselves are not that interesting, it’s the people that are interesting and how they react to having those powers.”
Fans will also likely see Frozone back. Actor Samuel L. Jackson, who played the character in the first film, said, “Every time I run into Brad [Bird, director] he always tells me Frozone is part of what’s going on [in the sequel], so I have to believe that. Of course, that was last year, so who knows if things have changed since then.”
“The Incredibles 2” is scheduled for a June 21, 2019 release.