Some disappointing news for Toy Story fans has resulted in great news for fans of Brad Bird’s The Incredibles. Disney and Pixar announced this week that Toy Story 4 is being pushed back a full year, moving from 2018 to 2019. In its place, The Incredibles 2 has moved up a year, swapping release dates with Toy Story 4. I don’t expect to hear many complaints. As much as people love Toy Story, we’ve already seen three movies in that universe. There seems to be a much greater appetite for a new Incredibles movie out there right now (or even just a new animated movie directed by Brad Bird). Hit the jump for more details.
According to THR, The Incredibles 2 will now hit theatres on June 15th, 2018 while Toy Story 4 will move back to June 21st, 2019. Although some might interpret this as a sign of trouble for the Toy Story sequel, the reason being given for the swap is “an accelerated production schedule” for The Incredibles 2. That makes it sound like Brad Bird’s team was simply firing on all cylinders, but it seems unlike that this is the only reason for the change. In the meantime, the next Pixar sequel, Cars 3, will hit theatres on June 16th, 2017.
Not much is known about The Incredibles 2, but Brad Bird has mentioned that it will include several ideas that didn’t make it into the first film. There has been a rumour floating around that the movie will center on a 15-year-old Jack-Jack and that he may have grown up to be a villain. I don’t know if I’m buying that, although the end of the last movie did hint that he could be the most powerful member of the family. Are you looking forward to The Incredibles 2?