by: S. Scott Stanikmas
PIXAR has decided to excite its fan base and throw down some release dates for some of its highly anticipated films. And one of them is something fans have been waiting years for.
The biggest news is that Brad Bird’s Incredibles 2 now has an official release date. The superhero family flick will drop into theaters on June 21, 2019. And while it is a little under four years away, at least we know when we can expect it.
Bird commented last month about the progress of the film, saying that the script was about three quarters done and that storyboarding had already been started.
Nothing is known about the plot, but Bird has been saying for a while now that his focus isn’t on the powers but rather how the people react to having and using them. And with the family now comfortable with going out in public and using their powers perhaps we’ll see a story dealing with how the world reacts to the heroes returning.
In a bit of disappointing news it would seem that Toy Story 4 has been pushed back. No reason was given for the jump from June 16, 2017 to June 15, 2018, but seeing as this is the franchise that launched the PIXAR ship I don’t blame them for taking their time in getting this one right. We know it will be a love story between Woody and Bo Peep, but other than that the studio is keeping everyone in the dark.
Speeding into TS4’s old spot is Cars 3. I’ve never been a big Cars fan but if the kids love it and it makes money at the box office I don’t see the studio walking away from that anytime soon.
Also on the schedule is the closely approaching The Good Dinosaur on November 25, the highly anticipated Finding Dory on June 17, 2016 and Coco on November 22, 2017.