So there is good news and there is bad news. Walt Disney Studios and Pixar have officially announced that theyth are moving up the release date for the much awaited sequel The Incredibles 2 however they are also delaying the release of the fourth installment of the Toy Story franchise.
According to the announcement, the two films are actually swapping release dates. The Incredibles 2 will now arrive in theaters on June 15, 2018, with Toy Story 4 debuting on June 21, 2019.
We don’t know much about the highly anticipated The Incredibles 2. Currently, we do know that Brad Bird will return as Director and writer. He did mention that some of the elements in the script are connected to ideas that didn’t make it into the original film.
“I had a bunch of ideas that I wanted to put in ‘The Incredibles,’” he said, “but they just didn’t fit. Certain ideas fit, but other things make you go, ‘This is great, but I’d have to give up two other things that matter more to me to get this other thing in.’ So there were a pile of ideas left over from ‘The Incredibles,’ but it’s not a big thing. There were little scenes and things that I was interested in. I wanted to come up with sort of an over-arching idea that connected to the first film that went somewhere different. That’s the one that took a little more time.”
When it comes to Toy Story 4, we know that John Lasseter, director of the original Toy Story and Toy Story 2, will return as director for the fourth. Reportedly, the story was dreamt up by Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich, the storytellers who have all worked together to create the films. The film is written by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” said Lasseter. “We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie. But when Andrew, Pete, Lee and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie—and I wanted to direct it myself.”
Be sure to check out (way to far in the future) The Incredibles 2 on June 15, 2018 and Toy Story 4 on June 21, 2019.