Mark Andrews Briefly Discusses Next Project & Brave Sequel

Brave Screencap Merida and her Brothers

Earlier this week, an interview with Mark Andrews was posted on The Scotsman discussing a Brave sequel as well as a new original project. Although the article certainly isn’t a statement that the project is “green-lighted”, it’s nice to hear the reminiscent quality of the Brave project in Mark’s words – “If we got the right story it would be fun to get the gang back together again, add a few more new characters and find out what other Scottish talents are out there that might want to do an animated film”.

However, Andrews also mentioned, “I don’t know if there will be another one. We never make a film at Pixar to have a sequel. It is always nice when you do and we kind of have a philosophy that if we find the right story then we will”. Towards the end of the interview, Andrews confirms (again) that he is working on a new and original project – which he did mention after the Golden Globe win for Brave – “I am currently working on another film, which is original and is being written and directed by me, but that’s all I can say about that”.

We’re excited to see Andrews’ direction and point of view on his upcoming project – and while this new original film is underway, let’s not get too excited about a Brave sequel – it sounds like that’s a pretty slim chance (although the Scotsman article over-zealously states, “Sequel to Disney•Pixar’s Brave on the cards”).

Comments 4
  1. OH WOW! 😀 I mean…it's not confirmed by any means, but I think a sequel could be nifty!However, a PREquel would make much more sense. They left several points open (the invaders, Elinor's 'reservations' about her betrothal, and Emma Thompson even stated that Elinor was a great archer! If I'm correct, the commentary also said this as well). I have a whole list containing dozens of points written up because I want a prequel so bad haha!Great article! Can't wait to see what Pixar possibly has in store for us!

  2. Hey Bri – you made some great points. My only concern if they made a prequel would be that it would be moving off of Merida too much because she wouldn't even be born…but a spinoff (like they're doing with Finding Dory) would solve that problem. – T.J.

  3. Hiya! Yeah, that's my sort of worry about it, too. 😮 Though I personally see Elinor as a character who is just as important as Merida and really does embody the title 'Brave', ya know? But I know plenty of people would disagree -sob- I just adore her and Fergus and am very interested in their relationship. They just love each other so much and there's lots we could learn about the two of them! We're given a little bit of background in that 'Triple Play' short and I feel like that could be incorporated and expanded upon, ya know?Buttttttt in order to put Merida into a possible prequel, they could totally show Merida and Elinor at the beginning of a prequel as they were in Brave's epilogue. I'm really interested to see how their new found relationship goes from that point on, and maybe now Merida would be interested to find out about her parent's past as well? Aaaand, going to another random point, I remember some storyboards of a scrapped beginning scene to Brave showing Elinor pregnant with Merida as she began work on the tapestry. Then there was one of Elinor and Fergus setting her in a crib. Maybe the movie would end with her birth?Ah, well. Sorry for this whole wall of text! I'm just dreamin', I suppose! :I

  4. Hey again – great thoughts this time as well! As I was reading your description of Fergus and Elinor's love I had to laugh because the first thing that came to mind as well was the Triple Play featurette! I agree, it's a great love story for sure!That's interesting about the storyboards with Elinor being pregnant – I don't recall that offhand so I'm going to have to look that one up again!Keep thinking…I like your train of thought. T.J.

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