The perfect example of give and take today, as Disney have swapped around the release dates for two high profile sequels: Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2.
Basically, this is bad news bears for anyone awaiting the Toy Story sequel, as they now have to wait an extra year for the film to come out. Toy Story 4 will now release on June 21, 2019 and The Incredibles 2 has been pushed forward to June 15, 2018.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, this swap around of release dates is down to an accelerated production schedule for The Incredibles 2. So – a longer wait for Toy Story, but a shorter wait for The Incredibles.
In all honesty, I think this works out. The Incredibles hit our screens back in 2004, so it will be almost fifteen years when the sequel finally arrives. As great as Toy Story is, I’d argue that The Incredibles 2 is much more deserving of it’s sequel. Think of it like the long awaited Toy Story 3, which came out a decade after it’s predecessors.
Toy Story 3’s story was such a perfect ending for the franchise that, honestly, a lot of fans are questioning the necessity of another entry into the series. On that note, Pixar president Jim Morris did say that they will be cutting down on the number of sequels they produce.
He said to Entertainment Weekly: “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. 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.”