This Is Why The Incredibles 2 Took 14 Years To Finish
The stunning visuals of the first Incredibles film might not make it seem like it's that old, but it was actually released in 2004.
If that doesn't make you feel old I don't know what will, but maybe saying that Toy Story was made in 1995 (23 years ago) might do!
Anyway, back to the superhero sequel. As we know, the last film finished on a cliff-hanger which always suggested a second film was in the works, but time flies and finally we are getting one.
Buy why has it taken so long? Pixar have obviously been very busy, in fact they've released several sequels of other films, including three Cars movies, the rest of the Toy Story timeline, and loads of others (ten in total). So why not The Incredibles 2?
Producer John Walker simply told GameSpot that "We all had other movies to make and other things to do, and also life goes faster than you think."
I don't think a lot of fans will be very pleased with this answer, as they would have probably rather have seen two prequels to this long lost story than the Car's trilogy. We would have, anyway.
It wasn't only the audience which thought more would be coming from the franchise, however, but some of the main characters did also. Mr Incredible himself, Craig T. Nelson, said: "When it hit like it did, then you expected the sequel to be right behind it.
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"About the fourth, fifth year you're going, 'Well, it's not going to happen. There's no scuttlebutt, no rumor. It's done. Weird. Why not do this again?'"
The voice of his screen wife, Holly Hunter, better known as Elasti-girl, agreed with her fellow cast member, and said: "It definitely went over the sell-by date of most sequels, so I was surprised.
"People continued to come up to me over those 14 years and say 'Hi, I love The Incredibles.'
"The movie feels very much in the public consciousness right now."
There was never a doubt it was coming back, according to Producer Nick Paradis Grindle, who said that "Pixar always had the door open." Pretty interesting really, just don't make us wait another 14 years for the third (If there is one)!
In this new film, we see the Mum of the superfamily become the protagonist rather than Mr Incredible, and this was something which writer-director Brad Bird wanted to do since he was involved in the last one.
He said: "The most fun I ever had making a movie so far is the first Incredibles because it's the first time I got to take something from a tiny seed to a finished film.
"I always intended to return to it, and I dipped my toe-in, right before Mission Impossible, and we worked on the opening sequence, and then I got distracted."
Shame on you, Mr Bird. The Incredibles 2 is set to come into cinema on June 15 and is expected to be even better than the first, so make sure you get a ticket to see it!
Words by: Matthew McGladdery
Featured Image Credit: Pixar