A Disney Expo held in Sao Paulo, Brasil held a conference yesterday regarding the Walt Disney Pictures slate for 2015-2019. Included in this slate were several announced projects that don't have set in stone release dates, with The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 included. Find out what dates were showcased for the two anticipated sequels after the break!
Here is a sneak at what was shown at the Expo, courtesy of Pixar Brasil Blog:
Looking at the image above and comparing the releases of the films surrounding the two at question, I'd say it's safe to say that Cars 3 will be coming in 2018, while The Incredibles 2 will come in 2019. We do not as of yet have any information confirming when the films come out, but the date that Pixar has claimed for its future slate as of now (which will likely not change) is June 15th, 2018. It seems that Cars 3 will most likely claim this spot, with no other Pixar release in 2018. We don't know for sure, but the likely date for The Incredibles 2 would be June 14, 2019. 2019 is the third year that Pixar is planning on releasing two films, one in June and one in November. So June 14th follows suite with previous date claims.
As far as Cars 3 is concerned, I'm not going to sit here and pretend like I am jumping out of my skin to see it, regardless of when it comes. However, I am glad that The Incredibles 2 will be given more time. Brad Bird, writer/director of the first film, and likely the same for the sequel, has stated that he is hard at work on the script for the sequel. And after the long haul that was Tomorrowland, Bird deserves to be given some time to craft an amazing film. Cars 3, on the contrary, has already been in development since 2011, with John Lasseter taking charge to get it moving. No director has been announced, but I for one would like to see either Monsters University director Dan Scanlon or Angus Maclane (BURN-E, Small Fry, and Toy Story of Terror! director) take the directing charge. Scanlan hasn't been announced for any upcoming projects as of yet, and he co-directed the first Cars short film, Mater and the Ghostlight, which is definitely one of the better Cars shorts. Maclane, who has already done astonishing work in the short film department, is currently co-directing Finding Dory, so although the timing may not work out, I would still love to see him take the reigns. Other names that excite me would be Mark Andrews, who directed Brave, and Mark Walsh, who directed Partysaurus Rex. Andrews is rumored to be working on an original project, which I absolutely love, but it would still be cool to see his vision. Walsh would also be a good choice, being one of the up and coming directors at Pixar, and having worked on a franchise project before.
Either way, I think we will be hearing a lot more information about Pixar's upcoming slate at the D23 2015 Expo this August, which I will be attending for the first time! Keep your eyes and ears pealed here for more news about the upcoming sequels in Pixar's slate in the next several months!
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