In an interview with Collider, writter/director Brad Bird revealed that after Tomorrowland he will return to Pixar to develop the long awaited sequel of The Incredibles.
Bird told Collider,
Oh yeah I have pages, a bunch of pages. I had a lot of ideas for the original Incredibles that I didn’t get a chance to use, that I like. I have ideas that I wanted to pursue a little bit and there wasn’t enough time in Incredibles. There are new ideas I have, and I think there are enough of those together to make an interesting movie. I’m just focusing on getting Tomorrowland out into the world and playing with the Incredibles sandbox again.
So those are great news. Brad Bird is one of the greatest directors of this generation, having him back for a new Pixar movie is a no-brainer. Bird, as many may know, was the responsible of amazing films such as The Iron Giant, The Incredibles, and Ratatoullie. However, the medium where he works is not an obstacle, Bird accomplished to direct the highest-grossing Mission: Impossible.
Steve from Collider also asked Bird about Star Wars since he was in the shortlist which contained directors who could work on The Force Awakens. The director was actually going considering doing the job, but decided to focus on his original idea: Tomorrowland, movie that hits theatres May 22nd.
He was asked by the interviewer if someone from Lucasfilm have contacted him so he can direct the 2018’s Star Wars spin-off now that Josh Trank (Chronicle, Fantastic Four) is no longer attached. Here’s what he had to say,
Well Kathy and I have discussed the possibility of—I mean she’s basically saying this is a very large sandbox and other people can play in it. I was particularly attracted to the idea of picking up and—J.J. got very excited about the notion of shaping the next trilogy, and that idea was interesting to me too. But I kind of—I’m writing a sequel to The Incredibles and I can’t think too much farther beyond that. I have other things I want to do as well.
Seems that the doors are opened for Brad Bird at Lucasfilm. A new Indiana Jones will happen according to Kennedy, maybe he can bring Indy back to the big screen after he is done with his original ideas. I bet he would be a great fit.