With a film like Finding Dory floating around the world's cinemas right now, it’s hard to argue against Pixar and their sequels. The film is a delight and it’s doing great. Several more sequels are coming in the next few years: Cars 3, Toy Story 4 and Incredibles 2.
The president of Pixar Jim Morris has revealed, though, that there are no more sequels in development after that. “Everything after Toy Story and The Incredibles is an original right now” he told Entertainment Weekly.
Let’s break this down. Finding Dory is out now in some countries and coming soon to many more. The next Pixar film, Cars 3, will be out June 16th, 2017. Later in 2017, an original film, Coco, will be released on November 23rd. Then 2018 brings Toy Story 4 (on July 13th) and 2019 has The Incredibles 2 (on June 21). Morris then said there are two original movies in development after that, both still mysterious.
That’s a lot of sequels, to be sure. Plus we’ve already seen Monsters University, Cars 2 and two Toy Story sequels. But this statement means none of the other properties that Pixar has worked on in the past 20 years are currently on the table for a follow-up. No Wall-E, no Ratatouille, no Inside Out, no Up. That’s not to say sequels to those can’t happen (Finding Dory took 13 years to arrive; The Incredibles 2 will be released 15 years after the original) but, after the next three, Pixar is going to originals for a while.
To be fair, if one or a few of those are hits, you can bet those new original films may get sequels.
So really, Pixar doesn’t have any more sequels planned after 2019...for now.