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Published On: Mon, Jul 25th, 2016

Pixar confirms ‘Toy Story 4’ ‘The Incredibles 2’ ‘Cars 3’ will be end of sequels for awhile

Fans of the Pixar franchise will be excited and disappointed to hear that Toy Story 4, Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2 are coming, but there is no plans to pursue other sequels, for example Inside Out or Wall-E.

During an interview with EW, Pixar president Jim Morris said the studio wants to focus on creating more original content instead of continuing to build on existing franchises, telling the outlet that “everything after Toy Story and The Incredibles is an original right now.”

toy story 4  incredlbes-2-cars-3-postersCars 3 is set for next summer, June 2017, followed by Toy Story 4 in 2018 and The Incredibles 2 in 2019.

“Most studios jump on doing a sequel as soon as they have a successful film, but our business model is a filmmaker model, and we don’t make a sequel unless the director of the original film has an idea that they like and are willing to go forward on,” Morris explains.

“A sequel in some regards is even harder [than the original] because you’ve got this defined world which, on the one hand, is a leg up, and on the other hand has expectations that you can’t disappoint on.”

Pixar’s next two films, currently listed on Disney’s release schedule for March and June of 2020, respectively, are both originals, independent of one another but both of which take place in “unusual but believable worlds that take us in even other directions than we’ve pursued in the past.”

Following those two, Morris says, are two more original films in early development that aren’t dated on the studio’s schedule yet but are “highly likely.” No other sequels are planned at the moment, Morris says.

“Pete Docter [who directed Inside Out] has an original idea for his next film. Brad Bird, being the director of Ratatouille, is working onThe Incredibles and we haven’t really spoken about [a sequel to] that. And WALL-E is close to my heart since I produced it,” says Morris.

“It would be good to back and visit that world and let everybody know that the humans actually survived again after getting back to their burnt-out planet. But that was really a love story that had its beginning, middle, and end, so we’re not really planning any further stories in those worlds at this point.”

“Our plan had been to make an original every year and a sequel every other year, if the idea came forth to do it,” says Morris.

“If we add the next films after the current ones, it actually comes out to exactly that: seven sequels in a spate of 21 originals, from the time we were acquired by Disney [in 2006].  So it’s penciled out to be the same portfolio, just not in the order we thought they would be. And a lot of that has to do with when Andrew had a sequel idea, and Brad had a sequel idea…sometimes that’s just how it happens.”

The "Toy Story 4" movie poster unveiled as the D23 Expo

The “Toy Story 4” movie poster unveiled as the D23 Expo

 

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- Stephen is a contributor and writer on The Dispatch. Stephen is the founder and editor for the Steven Spielberg Fan Club website and contributes to pop culture stories on The Dispatch, especially upcoming movie news. Beginning in 2016, Stephen took the role of Managing Editor for the Tampa Dispatch.

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