John Lasseter: Pixar and Marvel Collaboration Possible

In an interview with Collider at the press junket for Brave, Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter responded warmly to a question about a potential collaboration between Pixar and Marvel studios, both of which have been acquired by Disney in recent years. Lasseter said that this dream would unlikely become a reality, but that he'd be open to the prospect under the right circumstances.

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In an interview with Collider at the press junket for Brave, Pixar chief creative officer John Lasseter responded warmly to a question about a potential collaboration between Pixar and Marvel studios, both of which have been acquired by Disney in recent years. Lasseter said that this dream would unlikely become a reality, but that he’d be open to the prospect under the right circumstances.

Here’s what Lasseter had to say:

Well, I can’t say anything about that because Marvel just got—[they’ve] been a couple years as part of the Disney company, we’ve been six years as part of the Disney company.  And at Pixar, we stay focused on making original films.  Even our sequels are kind of created internally and we come up with ideas [on our own].  I’m also leading the Walt Disney Animation Studio and all of that.  These studios are filmmaker driven studios, so if a filmmaker comes to me and says, ‘Hey, I wanna do this,’ then I would be really open to it.

It doesn’t seem too likely to me, but one can hope, right? The team at Pixar seems to be the master of original content, while the Marvel people are flawless at adapting well-known story-lines. Who knows what magic could ensue if they were brought together.

What do you think? Let us know if you’d like to see a collaboration between Pixar and Marvel in the comments.


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