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The Incredibles 2 And Toy Story 4 Exchange Release Dates, Former Animation Now Due In 2018

Disney-Pixar has confirmed that The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 have essentially swapped release dates, with the former now due to arrive in 2018.


Mixed news coming out of Disney today as the House of Mouse has confirmed that The Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4 have essentially exchanged release dates, meaning Brad Bird’s sequel is now on course to release on June 15, 2018.

An accelerated production timeline for Incredibles 2 is said to be the main reason for today’s switcheroo, though it comes at the expense of Woody and the gang, as John Lasseter and Josh Cooley’s Toy Story 4 won’t be leaping onto the big screen until June 21, 2019.

As things stand, The Incredibles 2 will now open within the same vicinity as Jurassic World 2, Ocean’s Eight and Paramount’s untitled Transformers spinoff, though as The Hollywood Reporter points out, June is typically a favorable corridor for Disney-Pixar. Six years ago, Toy Story 3 stormed all the way to a record-shattering $1 billion worldwide, and the Mouse House will surely be hoping to replicate that success in across 2018 and 2019.

Little is currently known about the stories of either Toy Story 4 or The Incredibles 2, though with the latter we fully expect Mr. Incredible, Elastigirl, Violet, Dash, Jack Jack, Frozone and, yes, even Edna Mode to return – sans capes, of course. When asked about the direction in which he plans to steer the 2018 follow-up, Brad Bird was quoted previously as saying: “Hopefully it’s the same characters and feel, but going in a new direction. I mean, that’s the trick with a sequel. It’s repeating yourself, without repeating yourself.”

Poised to take Brad Bird’s Supers in a “new direction,” The Incredibles 2 will slam into theaters on June 15, 2018. Toy Story 4, on the other hand, is now set to arrive on June 21, 2019.

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