Due to the record breaking success of Pixar’s Incredibles 2 at the box office, fans are no doubt questioning whether there will be an Incredibles 3, and if so, how long will it take to be released, especially since it took 14 years to get a sequel to the first one.
Given the shortened production schedule that Incredibles 2 had thanks to its replacing Toy Story 4 on Pixar’s release slate, it can be expected that Director Brad Bird and his producing partner, John Walker, are done making these films. However, that doesn’t mean that they are not open to making a third one.
After all, Bird freely admitted to cutting multiple ideas from the sequel due to time constraints. In regards to the frenzied production schedule and its impact on the writing, Bird stated:
It’s like the episode of I Love Lucy when she’s got the candies piling up on the conveyer belt. This film was like that. They took a year off our schedule, so if an idea didn’t work quickly, you had to just kill the darling and move onto the next. And I killed like a city full of darlings.
This sounds like great news for fans of the series, especially since Bird himself has stated that the idea for a sequel had been rattling in his head ever since he made the first Incredibles film, and had to cut entire sequences from the story.
Given how well the second movie turned out, I’m sure that fans will wait with bated breath as to when the third movie will. However, I wouldn’t hedge my bets on it appearing any time soon, especially if it is to be written and directed by Bird. Still, his producing partner seems optimistic about the prospects of their returning for a third film, stating:
I wouldn’t ever rule it out. And if past is prologue, it’ll be another 14 years — and a lot of people will probably need oxygen to make a third one.
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