Since there have been so many superhero films since The Incredibles came out in 2004 director Brad Bird will need to figure out how he can make the sequel appear to be somewhat fresh. It's a challenge!
"A lot of superhero films have been made since Incredibles and it is kind of like an athletic field that's just kind of dried up dirt now, with a few clumps of grass," Brad Bird explained to IGN while promoting Tomorrowland. "And I think what the challenge is how do you step outside of that and say, 'Hey, there's another place for our heroes to go.' So that's kind of the challenge. People make a lot of following some of road map and Damon and I can tell you from making this film that you're just bumping into furniture. Hopefully if you're on the right path you don't actually know where you're going completely. I love those characters in Incredibles, but I'm also a moviegoer and I want to be surprised by movies. I want them to zig when they should be zagging. That's the goal with that one."
Listen to Bird's comments in the video below.
Tomorrowland is scheduled to be released in movie theaters on May 22, 2015.