Bird recently chatted with Entertainment Weekly about the follow-up to 2004's "The Incredibles," the inventive Pixar flick that took on the world of superheroes. The director, who also wrote the original (and voiced super suit seamstress Edna Mode), said he was "excited" about the sequel, and teased that the flick would keep the spirit of the first film intact, while also updating the concept for a new set of fans.
"Hopefully it's the same characters and feel, but going in a new direction," Bird told EW. "I mean, that's the trick with a sequel. It's repeating yourself, without repeating yourself."
Bird definitely hits the nail on the head with that assessment, and while we're certainly a bit fatigued by Hollywood's sequelitis as of late, when it comes to the folks at Pixar, we're always willing to give them the benefit of the doubt. Here's hoping "The Incredibles 2" is more like "Toy Story 2" and less like "Cars 2."
"The Incredibles 2" is due out on June 21, 2019.
[via: Entertainment Weekly]
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