On March 18, 2014, Disney CEO Bob Iger announced that Pixar had begun pre-production on The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 with The Incredibles director Brad Bird working on the story but no one yet confirmed as director. Later that month, Samuel L. Jackson told Digital Spy that he would likely reprise his role as Frozone in the sequel. In April 2015, Bird revealed to NPR that he has begun writing the screenplay for the sequel. In May 2015, Bird confirmed that the Incredibles sequel would be his next film following Tomorrowland. He also stated that the movie will not reflect trends in the superhero genre since the first film's release, explaining, "I don't think that kind of idea stays interesting for very long. ... For me, the interesting thing was never the superhero part of it. It was more the family dynamic, and how do superhero things play into that."
According to the 2015 São Paulo Disney Expo, the film was implied to be released in 2019, fifteen years after the original. It was later confirmed for release on June 21, 2019  but it was moved up to June 15, 2018, replacing Toy Story 4. Bird later confirmed on Twitter that Michael Giacchino will return as the composer.
On October 26, 2016, the sequel's release date was swapped with Toy Story 4's release date, due to the former's production moving a lot faster than anticipated, while the latter was lagging in production.
The Incredibles 2 is the first Pixar sequel directed by Brad Bird (his second overall) and will be the second official Pixar movie to focus solely on a human cast.
The Incredibles 2 will be the second Pixar sequel to be scored by Michael Giacchino, with the first being Cars 2.
It will also be the first Pixar sequel to a film he has previously scored.
The fourteen year gap between the original film and sequel is the longest waiting time for a Disney/Pixar sequel (with Finding Dory's thirteen year gap being the second longest, and Monsters University being the third longest with a twelve year gap), the long waiting gap is a direct reference to the original film's fifteen year later setting.
The switching of the sequel's original release is very similar to the first film's original proposed release of 2006 being switched with the first Cars film with The Incredibles being moved to 2004 with Cars being pushed back from 2005 to 2006.
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