More than a decade after its release in theaters, The Incredibles is finally getting a much clamored-for sequel. The film was revealed to be in development in March of last year, but it may still be a while before we see our favorite family of supers grace the big screen again.
Brad Bird, director of The Incredibles, revealed in an interview with NPR earlier this month that he is only "just starting to write [The Incredibles 2]", which means the film is still in the early development stages. Pixar films take an average of four to five years to be completed, and although that may seem disheartening to those eagerly awaiting a followup to the studio's 2004 hit, it is certainly reassuring to know that they are taking their time crafting this story to make a sequel worthy of the original, which is often cited as the studio's best work. The film has not been given a release date yet, but I'd say the earliest we will see it is 2018, but more likely 2019. Pixar currently has a placeholder on June 15, 2018, so depending on how quickly the film is completed, we may or may not see it open on that day.
Brad Bird's next film, Tomorrowland, hits theaters in May, so it's probably safe to say that once that film has been released he will shift his attention towards the Incredibles sequel. As of right now we do not know for certain if Bird will return to direct The Incredibles 2, but fans can rest assured that he is at least penning the film's script. Either way, the Incredibles are coming back, and that, I think, is reason enough to get excited.