Disney and Pixar announce a slew of changes to the studios’ upcoming release schedule beyond 2017 at New York Comic-Con 2015.
With New York Comic-Con 2015 underway, Disney and Pixar have announced a slew of changes to the studios’ upcoming release schedule beyond 2017, according to a report by Deadline.
The big news is that a release date has finally been set for the long-awaited animated sequel, The Incredibles 2. The Incredibles 2 is now scheduled to arrive in theaters on June 21, 2019. Incredibles co-writer/director Brad Bird is currently working on the script for the sequel, but reportedly has yet to reveal any specific plot details for the project, beyond saying it will be a proper continuation of the first Incredibles movie’s narrative. Most of the main characters from the series’ first installment -- including Samuel L. Jackson as Frozone -- are expected to feature as part of the story for the sequel.
Disney/Pixar has also scheduled Cars 3 to arrive in theaters on June 16th, 2017, taking the spot previously occupied by Toy Story 4. Toy Story 4, in turn, has been moved back to a June 15th, 2018 release date.
The fourth Toy Story feature has Disney/Pixar Chief Creative Officer and Toy Story 1 & 2 director John Lasseter directing from a script by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. As was previously announced, Toy Story 4 will follow Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) on an adventure to locate Bo Peep (Annie Potts).
In related news:
- Disney/Pixar has confirmed the title Coco for Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich’s upcoming animated film based around the Day of the Dead holiday. Coco is officially set for release on November 22, 2017.
- Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Gigantic -- an animated retelling/re-imagining of the “Jack and the Beanstalk” fairy tale -- is officially set for a March 9, 2018 release date.
- Disney has set release dates for untitled live-action fairy tale projects on December 22, 2017, November 2, 2018, March 29th, 2019, and November 18, 2019.
- Untitled Pixar animated films have been scheduled for March 13, 2020 and June 19, 2020.