But what about the upcoming superhero sequel Incredibles 2? This is the film that fans have been waiting for for nearly 15 years now. In the time since the first film hits theaters, director Brad Bird has had time to jump into to live-action features, Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol and Tomorrowland. After the letter film failed to meet expectations, it would make sense that Bird would return to a franchise he’s beloved for. And, of course, Pixar Studios would love the opportunity to make more money if it presented itself.
But is this actually a cash grab from the studio? Brad Bird answer that very question while at a recent press conference, which was attended by our very own David Kozlowski. Here’s what Bird had to say.
“Well and you know, the thing is that many sequels are cash grabs. And there’s a saying that I can’t stand, where they go, ‘You don’t make another one, you’re leaving money on the table.’ And it’s like oh Jesus, money on the table is not what makes me get up in the morning. Making something that people are gonna enjoy a hundred years from now is what gets me up. So if it were a cash grab, we would not have taken 14 years. It makes no financial sense to wait this long. It’s truly we have a story that we wanted to tell.”
The fact that it’s taken so long for Brad Bird to actually come up with an idea for sequel, I think, should be an indication that he wasn’t springing for the first idea that came to mind. This seems like a film that was carefully baked, and one that fans will likely enjoy. At least that’s the hope.
What do you think of Bird’s statement? Does this film seem like a cash grab to you? Let’s their thoughts down below!
Incredibles 2 hits theaters on June 15, 2018.