Oscar winner Brad Bird is currently working on a top secret project called ‘Tomorrowland‘ for Disney, starring George Clooney and Hugh Laurie. But when The Hollywood Reporter caught up with him recently, it was another House of Mouse production that he had on his mind. “I have been thinking about it,” Bird said when asked about the possibility of a sequel to his brilliant superhero movie for Pixar, ‘The Incredibles’. In fact, with a rash of follow-ups to other CG favorites from the premier animation company (‘Finding Dory’, ‘Monsters University’), another dose of the powerful Parr clan seems like a given. But Bird made it clear that it’s not as easy as it sounds.
“… I love those characters and love that world. I am stroking my chin and scratching my head. I have many, many elements that I think would work really well in another film, and if I can get ‘em to click all together, I would probably wanna do that.”
Speaking of sequels, Bird was also asked about the rumors that he passed on a chance to helm the new ‘Star Wars’ film. He confirms he was approached by George Lucas and producer Kathleen Kennedy, but said “No” when it became clear that he would have to put ‘Tomorrowland’ on hold. “I have to act on momentum,” he argued, making it clear that, while other filmmakers might not have to worry about their careers, he does. “I love the Star Wars films, and I can’t wait to see what J.J. (Abrams) does, but it meant I’d have to shut down one dream to participate in another. ”
Source: The Hollywood Reporter