With the myriad of sequels underway including an extensive list of upcoming comic book adaptations to fit into an extensive list of existing ones, one would wonder if studios are churning out these films for a quick buck with no regard for quality. Although that may be the case for many films, Brad Bird ensures that it isn’t the case for the upcoming Incredibles 2.
The director of The Incredibles and its upcoming sequel spoke with Screen Rant in Pixar Animation Studios and discussed his intention to tell a compelling story. He even joked about the more money-oriented aspects of the movie-making industry, expressing his frustration on that matter:
“Money on the table isn’t what makes me get up in the morning. Making something people are gonna enjoy 100 years from now is what gets me up”
The Incredibles, released in 2004 was a critical and commercial success upon its release having grossed over $630 million worldwide. It also earned two Academy Awards out of four nominations including a nomination for Best Original Screenplay, a rarity among animated films. The superhero premise of the film alone saw the potential for a sequel and was highly desired by fans through the years. Similar to Toy Story 3 and Finding Dory, the Incredibles 2 gets the over a decade-long wait. Bird further added to the cash-grab notion stating:
“If it were a cash grab, we would not have taken 14 years. It makes no financial sense to wait this long. It’s simply we had a story we wanted to tell.”
Despite Bird’s words, one can’t help but remain cautious. Toy Story 3 was undoubtedly worth the wait leaving many moviegoers in tears as the credits rolled but Finding Dory despite being a competent film, left some fans of the original disappointed. Nonetheless, we will know once Incredibles 2 is released in June.
Sources: Screen Rant