Looks like Pixar might have another sequel in their pipeline... Or maybe not!
Yes, you read that right. Apparently Bleeding Cool got the word on it earlier today. The excerpt from what Disney CEO Bob Iger said during the stockholders conference that they provided seems to imply that one is indeed happening...
"On the animation front, Pixar continues to create great value for our company too. We are very excited about Monsters University which opens next month. Pixar’s slate of films for the next five years includes fantastic original stories as well as some great sequels to their previous hits. And as we recently announced, we are in production on one of those sequels, Finding Dory, featuring Ellen DeGeneres once again as the voice of Dory, one of the most beloved characters from Finding Nemo which was one of the most popular and profitable movies to date."
So... What will it be? Here, to me, are the three potential candidates.
Toy Story 4: Please no... Given how many times it's been rumored and the fact that the franchise is expanding through shorts/specials, I'm afraid this *might* happen. Unless it's a story about a whole new set of toys unrelated to the Andy's Room gang or a prequel, then I won't be interested. Not in the slightest. I know this may sound biased but... You can't top that finale, you just CAN'T. (Or as Woody would put it, "Can't, can't, caaaaaaaaan't!") It should be a Commandment - "Thou shall not maketh 'Toy Story 4'!"
The Incredibles 2: It'll only happen if Brad Bird wants to do it, and he may not in the far future since he's working hard on Tomorrowland for Disney and presumably something like 1906 afterwards. It's the one Pixar sequel that everyone wants, too. If he says one is happening, I'll be game for it. I trust Mr. Bird!
Cars 3: Very, very plausible since the franchise is huge and ever-expanding now with the DisneyToon-produced Planes series on the way. Also, it wouldn't hurt since Cars 2 got negative reception and started all this "Pixar is dead/dying/taken over by Disney" crap. A third one won't hurt since many view the second one (and the first one to some extent) in a bad light, so people will just separate it from the Pixar pool. I wouldn't mind if this one gets made, because it'll make the bean counters happy meanwhile an original film doesn't possibly get stained with a possibly bad sequel. Totally okay with a Cars 3 happening.
As for the rest of Pixar's films? Nada. A Bug's Life? Forget about it, that'll never happen. Ratatouille - like The Incredibles - was a Brad Bird film and again, a sequel will only happen if he wants to do one. WALL-E and Up? Nope, not by a long shot. Brave? Sure Mark Andrews said they'll do one if they have a good idea, that doesn't mean they'll do it. He has an original project in the works that should be out in theaters after 2017, so no Brave 2.
If it's Cars 3, I'll be fine. A Brad Bird-helmed Incredibles sequel? Also good. If it's Toy Story 4, I'll be upset unless the film gets stellar reviews and is called a masterpiece. I doubt that Pixar would make a fourth one though, because that trilogy is so special. It's also possible that Iger made a mistake, after all he did say that he didn't know of any hand-drawn films that were in development at Walt Disney Animation Studios. Maybe he thought another sequel was in production. Maybe all this will be moot in a matter of days or months, and that it turns out that no Pixar sequel is in the works at all.
What's your take? A mistake? Or is Pixar ramping up another sequel? What do you think it could be? Sound off below!