Brad Bird to announce shock retirement?

Bird created a stir on Wednesday when rumors have surfaced that his career was over.

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Sad news for Bird fans. Speculation had been rife that the American director best known for the movie Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol, is about to announce his retirement from all public activities, at age 65, with immediate effect.

UPDATE 09/02/2023 : This story seems to be false. (read more)

Being a director isn't fun anymore

“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a director-screenwriter-producer just isn't fun anymore,” he might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that he may branch out into other creative fields he is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.


For a little while on Wednesday evening, #ThankYouBrad was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made him make the decision.

“Brad Bird was unlike any other director we’ve ever seen! #ThankYouBrad”
— @universalObserver, 8 Feb 2023
“Bird wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 8 Feb 2023

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