Disney CEO Bob Iger confirmed to the Disney shareholder meeting that Pixar is actively working on a sequel to their 2004 hit film The Incredibles. While very little other information was released, Iger did state the original director Brad Bird was working on the script for The Incredibles 2. Iger also mentioned the studio is in work on a second sequel to Cars, Cars 3.
The Incredibles was Brad Bird’s first film as a director at Pixar, and the second film at Pixar to win the Best Animated Feature Oscar (he would win a second Oscar for Ratatouille). He had previously directed Warner Bros.’ highly acclaimed The Iron Giant in 1999. While Bird is confirmed as working on the script, it was not stated directly that he was writing the sequel, or directing it. Bird is currently directing Disney’s live-action “Tomorrowland,” starring George Clooney, in theaters May 22, 2015.
The Incredibles 2 will be Pixar’s fourth double-take on one of their original projects, behind the Toy Story series, Cars 2, Monsters University, and Finding Dory sequels; Cars 3 will be the third in that series of films.
No word on if any of the original cast will return. Previous rumors had hinted at a summer 2015 release for an Incredibles sequel, but with Inside Out and The Good Dinosaur both set for release in 2015, that seems a unlikely; look for these- if they do enter production- no sooner than 2016, and more likely in 2017.
The chief executive for Disney made the announcement during the company’s shareholders meeting in Portland, Oregon. Iger also said that Disney plans to re-release “The Incredibles” and “Ratatouille” theatrically, upgraded to 3D.