Director Brad Bird is a busy man. Having just wrapped on Tomorrowland and having announced a while back that The Incredibles 2 is coming (here) and also having turned down Star Wars (here), he’s in the spotlight right now…
Anyway, he’s keen to talk about CGI superheroics and moving forward with The Incredibles’ story: “I have pages, a bunch of pages. I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like. 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,” he told Collider.
“It feels like [it’s my next movie] to me, yeah,” he added.
So obviously fans of The Incredibles will be delighted at this news, but what of Star Wars? We know that he was very much in the loop for Star Wars: Episode VII, with producer and Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy asking him to take the gig; he turned it down as he eventually decided he couldn’t make Tomorrowland while prepping Star Wars.
However, it might not be the end of having him attached to a Star Wars movie as he still seems interested (who wouldn’t be?): “Well Kathy [Kennedy] 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. I was particularly attracted to the idea of picking up and—JJ [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.”
What do you think? After The Incredibles sequel hits and we’re a few Star Wars movies further down the line than we are right now, could you see Bird helming an adventure from long, long ago?
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