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Pixar Posters Galore! “Incredibles 2”, “Good Dinosaur” and More From D23 Expo

“You think Marvel Studios is the king of posters!? We’re Pixar, dammit – our sequels are made from the bones of Gods and written in the blood of titans!”

This is a fictional quote from a fictional executive at Pixar, but there’s every reason for Pixar to be just as jazzed about posters right now thanks to their spectacular reveal of their upcoming animated franchises. Continue reading Pixar Posters Galore! “Incredibles 2”, “Good Dinosaur” and More From D23 Expo

Brad Bird On Bringing “Incredibles 2” to a World of Superhero Films

It’s hard to believe that The Incredibles is over a decade old – a fact that has only really become prominent since Disney/Pixar announced that a sequel to the immensely popular superhero film was officially in the works.

A film that preceded Iron Man and the Marvel Cinematic Universe by four years, The Incredibles was Brad Bird‘s rousing call for the love that we can all feel for cinematic supers, as well as their potential versatility as a genre. So you can’t blame people for nearly leaping out of their Mr Incredible pyjamas we they found out Bird would be returning to pen the sequel script. Hopefully this won’t lead people to overlook Tomorrowland, Bird’s latest project, which looks to have all the originality and balls out creativity of The Incredibles and more to spare.

But that’s not the only problem Bird faces: with the gushing river of superhero films quickly readying to burst it’s banks and flood the industry, Bird must face a monster that he in part helped to create. How will the new landscape influence a franchise that’s as much about the modern family as it is about superheroes kicking ass? Fortunately Bird is ready for the challenge, according to a conversation he had with IGN recently, courtesy of Screenrant:

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. 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.”

Well it’s comforting to see that Bird has game plan, not to mention one that doesn’t require him to throw his hat into a ring filled with Iron helmets and webbed masks. At the centre of Bird’s intentions is a desire to be surprised by what happens to the power toting Parr family, which can only be good news.

One of the main strengths of The Incredibles is that it was never a straight superhero film, and that ability to skirt the traditional recipe has the potential to lead to another great animated film. And it’s not as though we don’t have current data to support this. Big Hero 6 was an unbridled success, and despite being a Marvel adaptation it still had that tang of family-turned-heroes sweetness.

It’ll be a long time before we see a hint of animated red spandex that doesn’t belong to Spiderman, but I’m happy to leave it in Brad Bird’s more than capable hands. In the meantime, Tomorrowland is out May 22. What would you like to see in an Incredibles sequel?

Get Blown Away by the “Tomorrowland: A World Beyond” Trailer

It’s all coming out now folks! Anyone who saw the teaser trailer for Tomorrowland: A World Beyond and got that special chill down their spine is about to do a whole lot of shivering. Seriously, put any hot liquids down I don’t want you hurting yourself.

A full length trailer has finally been released for the Sci-fi adventure project that has kept everybody guessing for the last few months. After a cool teaser and a set of stunning artwork, a trailer is the welcomed next step in what I would call a superbly slow boiling pot of PR. Now lets see if we can get some motherlovin’ plot points out of this thing! This trailer comes courtesy of Empire and Disney UK:

Now that was a stunning piece of trailer.There whole dose of funderful action – due in no small part to director Brad Bird’s experience working on both The Incredibles and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol – and a stroke of seriousness that’s hard to pull off, especially when it comes to Disney. Also, I don’t know about you, there is something Bioshock-esque about the plot and technology in that futuristic town of great thinkers and inventors that made me go all gooey inside.

The film stars Britt Robertson as a young girl hell-bent on finding Tomorrowland, and George Clooney as the reclusive inventor who leads the way. Also in the mix is Hugh Laurie in a mysterious role of David Nix.

I hope we get to see a lot more of this project before its May 22 release. I mean I could wait, but where’s the fun in that?

New “Tomorrowland” Pictures Give Us a Taste of the Future…Probably

If you’re anything like us, you got a serious vibe from the teaser trailer for Tomorrowland late last year. Since then, we’ve been keeping an ear out for any new bits and pieces that might be coming out about the upcoming Disney project. Unfortunately there’s been very little to get excited about…until now! The official Tomorrowland site has released some official images from the its namesake. The film, starring Britt Robertson and George Clooney tells the story of an ambitious young girl and a boy-genius-turned-curmudgeon as they go in search of a fantastical place in their collective memory. Well now we get to have a look at what that fantastical place may look like – and from the looks of it, Tomorrowland will definitely live up to its name, if not its hype. Have a look, fresh from TakeMeToTomorrowland.com:

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If we needed any confirmation of the allegedly stunning sci-fi agenda of the movie, this is definitely it. It appears to be a very dense and intricate world, a veritable Dexter’s Lab of interconnecting channels and charmingly bad-ass technology.  But there’s still no obvious explanation of what, where or when Tomorrowland exists. Is this an abandoned dominion or does it exist on some sort of psychic plane?Ah I don’t know, I’m just spouting nonsense. Oh, maybe it’s the future and everyone’s died off and- sorry, sorry. Still, it’s pretty cool.

There are definitely some influences in these images from Brad Bird’s earlier film The Incredibles and the quasi-futuristic worlds he developed therein. Hopefully there’ll be some more explanation of what the hell is going on in the months to come. Cause I’ll be damned if I’m going to wait until a film comes out to know what happens in it!