The Disney Investor’s Meeting didn’t offer much in the way of details involving the upcoming Star Wars movie, but another beloved franchise is finally getting a sequel.
Pixar’s The Incredibles will finally be offered the sequel treatment, in addition to Cars 3. Brad Bird, who directed and wrote the wonderful 2004 film, has now begun to write The Incredibles 2. Bird was originally hesitant to continue the story of Mr. Incredible and his superhero family, saying back in 2007, “We feel we have a relationship with the audience and that they believe in each movie we put out. We believe completely in every movie we put out. If I can come up with a story that is as good or better than that first film, then I’d love to return to that world, but it would have to be story first.”
After ho-hum reviews for Cars 2 and Monsters University, Pixar President Ed Catmull promised that Disney and the iconic animation studio would be scaling back on sequels and focus more on creating original films.
Another first will happen in 2015, as Pixar will release two movies in one year for the first time ever in the form of Inside Out, a movie set inside a human brain, and Finding Dory, a follow-up to Finding Nemo.
The release date for The Incredibles 2 has not been released.