After finishing up directorial work on Tomorrowland with George Clooney and Hugh Laurie, Brad Bird has confirmed that he has begun writing the follow-up to Pixar's superhero hit The Incredibles. Speaking with NPR, Bird said the sequel is currently "percolating."

The IncrediblesThe Incredibles grossed over $630 million at the box-office

"I'm just staring to write it, so we'll see what happens," he said.

As noted by /Film, it's likely that Bird and his team developed an idea for The Incredibles 2 a whole back and that he's only just beginning to focus on the project. It would be surprising if Bird is only starting work on the first draft, given Disney announced the sequel over a year ago.

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Bird has previously been hesitant at continuing the story.

According to Slashfilm, he said at 2007 WonderCon, "Pixar does not look at sequels as a financial plan. We feel we have a relationship with the audience and that they believe in each movie we put out. We believe completely in every movie we put out. If I can come up with a story that is as good or better than that first film, then I'd love to return to that world, but it would have to be story first."

At this time, there's no release date for The Incredibles 2, though we're probably looking at something like 2017 or 2018. Meanwhile, Disney is also developing Cars 3 as well as preparing the long-delayed Good Dinosaur for release later this year. 

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