Disney-Pixar are cashing on with some of their most established characters as the multi-billionaire dollar brand made a bombshell announcement via their official Twitter account.
“It’s official,” the tweet began. We’re currently working on new films featuring your favorite characters from The Incredibles and Cars!”
Walt Disney Company chief Bob Iger said Tuesday that Pixar plans to produce a third installment of its “Cars” franchise, and a sequel for “The Incredibles.”
“Cars 2,” Pixar’s 12th film, earned nearly $560 million worldwide in 2011; $191 million in the U.S. While somewhat of a critical disappointment, the film, directed by John Lasseter, still minted millions for Disney from consumer products like toys, apparel and other merchandise, a series of “Cars Toons” shorts, and helped spin off the company’s newest franchise, “Planes,” a film that was originally developed as a direct-to-homevideo title but went on to launch its own toy line and earn around $220 million worldwide when it was released theatrically in 2013. A sequel, “Planes: Fire and Rescue” bows July 18.
“The Incredibles”-director Brad Bird is writing the sequel for the superhero pic, Iger said.
Naturally the reaction to the news was largely positive–especially towards The Incredibles’ news of a sequel, seeing that the first one was released a decade ago.
Check out the gallery for instantaneous fan reactions, which include some shade thrown at the expense of Cars.
Photo: Jody Cortes/WENN, Twitter/Disney-Pixar