Ever since we first saw the Underminer break ground at the end of The Incredibles, fans have wondered when there would be a sequel coming from Pixar. Our time has come!
During a Walt Disney shareholder’s meeting today in California, Bob Iger announced a couple of new sequels for the animation powerhouse. One is very welcome news, the other, well the other screams “business deal.”
First the ho-hum news. There is another Cars movie coming, despite Cars 2 being a colossal waste of time. However, Cars 2 did bring in $560 billion for the company in addition to the Cars franchise still selling merchandise and being the driving (couldn’t help it) force behind Cars Land’s success at the California Adventure theme park. So it isn’t surprising that there will be a Cars 3. Let’s just hope it’s more Toy Story 3 than The Hangover: Part III.
Now, the exciting news. A NEW THE INCREDIBLES!!!!
It’s official: we’re currently working on new films featuring your favorite characters from The Incredibles and Cars! pic.twitter.com/HzdvF0rvpA
— Disney•Pixar (@DisneyPixar) March 18, 2014
Don’t even try and pretend that isn’t awesome news.
Fans of The Incredibles have been clamoring for a sequel pretty much from the moment the first movie ended. We’ve seen numerous Pixar franchises granted sequels, like Finding Nemo with Finding Dory, just waiting for the time when we’d see our favorite family again.
The Incredibles creator, Brad Bird, has said on numerous occasions that he wasn’t opposed to the idea of a sequel but that he didn’t want to do it until he had a good idea. It seems as if that idea has come to Mr. Bird and will be coming to movie theaters likely sometime in 2017, although no date has yet been announced.
In addition to more Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack, Disney will be repackaging the original The Incredibles and Ratatouille with the 3D treatment.
There has obviously been no word on what we can expect plot wise for the anticipated sequel, but it’s a pretty good bet that there won’t be many capes involved.
So what do you think? Excited for The Incredibles 2? Think we’ve reached a saturation level on sequels? Let us know down in the comments below, or as always, on the GEEK Facebook page!