Good news for The Incredibles fans and "not-so-good" news for the Cars fans. Director Brad Bird has confirmed that the release date of "The Incredibles 2" has now been moved ahead to the third sequel of Pixar's "Cars".
"I have the story arc. I'm probably three-quarters through the script, first pass through the script, but we're already boarding parts of it. I've got a lot of people that worked on the first one working on it, so we're all having a good time with it," Bird told Collider at the promotion of "The Iron Giant: Signature Edition".
According to the "Tomorrowland" director, most of the script has been done while several action pieces have also been storyboarded. "In terms of the release date, we were originally—the Incredibles was supposed to happen after Cars, and our wheels just happened to click a little earlier so they moved us up. Release dates are a little fluid when you're making films so far in advance," he said.
"Some films are tougher to come together and tough nuts to crack and other ones come together a little more quickly, and so I'm just going to work as fast as I can work well with a relatively small team because I like small teams better until you've got everything firmly figured out," the director added.
Bird's comments clearly mean that "The Incredibles 2" has overtaken "Cars 3" in the release date race. Though the exact date is yet to be revealed, "The Incredibles 2" is going to be released before "Cars 3" for sure.
However, it shouldn't be assumed that "Cars 3" has stalled in production; it is just going to premiere after the release of "The Incredibles 2."
IMDb is currently listing "The Incredibles 2" for a 2016 release. However, it seems from Bird's comment that it will take longer than expected for the movie to be released.