If there was one classic Pixar film that lent itself to a sequel more than any other, it’s definitely The Incredibles, Brad Bird’s now classic take on a superhero family that was a way better Fantastic Four movie than that with which we ended up. And yet, despite Disney/Pixar making sequels to Toy Story, Monsters, Inc. and soon Finding Nemo, and despite fan demand, we’d had no word on a part two for The Incredibles, until today. In a conference call with investors, and then confirmed via Twitter, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced thatThe Incredibles 2 is officially happening. Not much is known yet other than it is officially in the early stages, and that Brad Bird is at least involved with developing the story. Although Bird has gone on to direct live-action films like Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol and the upcoming Tomorrowland, maybe Disney can persuade him to come back to the family he created to direct once again.
Oh, and there’s going to be a Cars 3 as well. That excited someone out there… right? Kidding aside, the first Cars was a pretty underrated movie, and a much better film that understood the love of racing in a far less offensive way than, say, the Need for Speed movie. (I don’t remember Lightning McQueen killing too many innocent bystanders in the first Cars. Just sayin’.) But Cars 2 felt like the crash grab it was, a sequel made to promote the upcoming Cars Land at the Disneyland resort and the ever lucrative Cars line of merchandise that has been a perennial best seller for the company. Hopefully this time, Pixar can make a sequel worthy of the original.