Disney Confirms 'Incredibles' and 'Cars' Sequels
Pixar is working on a sequel to 2004's The Incredibles, the popular computer-animated superhero movie from Walt Disney Pictures, Disney CEO Bob Iger revealed on Tuesday during the company's annual shareholders meeting in Oregon.Cars 3 I can do without - Cars 2 was really nothing more than "Do It For The Merchandising!". We will most likely pick it up on Blu-Ray once it's out, because the kids enjoyed the first two iterations, but I suspect they're both too old for this one. I'm also more than a little curious to see where they take the franchise - Toy Story 3 was, in some people's opinions, the best of the trilogy, for example (I vastly preferred the original but they were all excellent).
Iger said The Incredibles 2 as well as Cars 3 are both in development, with Incredibles director Brad Bird formulating the sequel's plot. No timeline was given on their releases, but an announcement on the Disney Pixar Facebook page just made it official.
But Incredibles 2? I have three words for that: About [expletive] time. The Incredibles is by far my favorite Pixar film to date, and is certainly in my top five all-time favorite movies, period. The characters, while relying on superhero tropes, are original and vibrant - who'd ever heard of a superhero having a mid-life crisis before? Oh, sure, you could argue that Frank Miller's Dark Knight was, but that's really more of the struggles of the Bat than a mid-life crisis.
I am *very* curious to see where the second installment takes us. They might pick up where the first movie left off, with the family all battling the Underminer. One of the great parts about animated shows is the characters never age, so spacing the sequel more than a decade later won't make that much difference. Or, it could pick up ~ 10 years later, with Violet off on her own, Dash a high school senior, and Jack-Jack as a fifth-grader.
It's a pretty reasonable assumption that, with the Pixar team on the job, the second installment won't be a simple retelling of the first. I haven't yet seen a Pixar movie I didn't like - even Wall-E and Ratatouille were decent films - and they've been good about changing up the sequels. I suspect that no matter what the storyline might be, we'll be treated to great writing, amazing scenery, and a fun time for everyone in the family.
"What could happen? We're Supers!"
That is all.