The internet is abuzz once again with talk of a sequel to Pixar’s 2004 animated feature, The Incredibles.

Fans (myself included) have been clamoring for years that this is one Pixar movie that SHOULD have a sequel.  After all, they did leave it wide open for one with the way the film ended.  The problem?  Writer/Director Brad Bird is a busy man!  He’s got his first live-action directorial debut, Mission Impossible – Ghost Protocol, which is currently wrapping post-production and is scheduled to hit U.S. theaters on December 21st.

Bird, recently spoke to and was asked of the possibility of an Incredibles sequel and had this to say.

“To say that I’ve had trouble [coming up with a story] is to say that [a sequel] has been my pursuit,” he told them. “I haven’t really been pursuing that.” That being said, the director explained Pixar would like him to direct another Incredibles. “I’ve told them that I’m not really friendly to have someone else take away my child.”

“I would like to think that I have several good ideas that could be incorporated into a next Incredibles, but I don’t have a whole movie yet, and the last thing I want to do is do it just because it would open big, or something like that.,” he said. “I want to do it because I have something that will be as good or better than the original. Toy Story 2 was, to me, a perfect sequel, because it absolutely respected the first film but found new places to go without selling out its characters. So if I could come up with an idea that is to Incredibles that Toy Story 2 is to Toy Story, I would do it in a second.”

So, it seems that patience is the key here.  Looks like he just needs time to come up with what would be an amazing follow-up!