What would you say if it was confirmed that a sequel was in the works for The Incredibles? What if I also said that Cars 3 was also in development? Well, during the 2014 Annual Disney Shareholder meeting, CEO Bob Iger revealed some amazing and really exciting news – that both of those films are in the works.
I think a collective cheer was heard across the internet today as a sequel to The Incredibles has been the number one requested sequel from Pixar for years. Heck, we even dedicated a portion of a podcast episode (#12) to predicting whether an Incredibles sequel would pick up where the story left off, or if the story would take place further in the future.
Although the news of an Incredibles sequel will cause many to cheer, the news of another Cars sequel will equally cause some jeers (some, not us). However you feel about the Cars franchise personally, you can’t deny that the franchise has been a success overall – in fact, it continues to be one of the most popular among younger fans (and many adults like us as well). We personally welcome and are ecstatic about another Cars movie as we love the characters, the heart, and the world of Cars in general. Heck, who can deny that Cars Land in Disney California Adventure isn’t one of the most jaw-dropping recreations of a movie environment ever?
Also, don’t forget that we already have a few details surrounding Cars 3 that were leaked via Michael Wallis (voice of Sheriff in the films) last year during an interview. According to Wallis, Cars 3 will take place along route 99 this time around and get back to the heart that was part of the first Cars movie. Read even more details about Cars 3 and listen to a clip (also posted below) of the Wallis’ interview in our post.
Although we don’t know any details regarding release dates or who will be directing (Cars 3 only, The Incredibles is being developed by Brad Bird), we’d have to assume that they won’t be slated until at least 2017 or 2018. So, what are your thoughts? Which sequel are you anticipating more? Leave a comment below, or expand on your thoughts in the Pixar Post Forum regarding the new movie announcement.