Pixar is Cooking Up 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Cars 3'

Tuesday, 18 March 2014 11:24 Written by  Jordan DeSaulnier
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Pixar is Cooking Up 'The Incredibles 2' and 'Cars 3'

Big news about two Pixar projects way off on the horizon, today.  Disney's head honcho has revealed that both a second Incredibles movie and another Cars sequel are currently in development.

The Incredibles stands tall as one of the best entries in the Emeryville animation powerhouse's remarkable output, one that's been begging for a sequel since 2004.  Cars, meanwhile, generated $8 billion in merchandising revenue even before Cars 2 kept the money flowing in 2011.  Since the Cars franchise represents a money train on merchandising tracks, we expected Cars 3 to come about sooner or later.

A follow-up to The Incredibles is more of a surprise, but is nonetheless in the works.  According to Slashfilm, Walt Disney Company chairman and CEO Bob Iger revealed as much during the conglomerate's Investor's Meeting today.

Iger reportedly made it clear that The Incredibles writer-director Brad Bird (who also helmed The Iron Giant and Ratatouille) is working on the sequel's story. 

That's good news, since Bird's a genius.  He's also busy for a while: having made his live action debut with Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol, he's currently directing Tomorrowland, a big budget Disney scifi adventure starring George Clooney.  That's scheduled for June 22, 2015, so don't expect real progress on The Incredibles 2 for at least a year or two.

Since Bird is tinkering with a sequel, we assume that means he came up with a solid idea. "I love the world. I love the characters, and if I could come with a story that was as good or better than the original, I’d go there in a second," the director said back in 2007.

"I have pieces of things that I would love to see in a sequel, but I haven’t got them all together yet, and I certainly wouldn’t want to come out there with something that is less than the original. … Sequels are not part of the business plan at Pixar. It’s all about the filmmakers being passionate about going somewhere."

Pixar is cooking up a number of original pictures and at least one other big sequel.  A delay to The Good Dinosaur pushed it to November of 2015, meaning 2014 is without a theatrical release from Pixar, which dropped the prequel Monsters University last year.  The animation studio's next release is Pete Docter's Inside Out, scheduled for June 19, 2015.  After The Good Dinosaur closes out 2015, 2016 will see a sequel to what may be Pixar's most beloved movie, as Andrew Stanton oversees the Finding Nemo sequel Finding Dory, due in theaters on June 17, 2016.

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