New York Comic Con is in full swing this week, and while there, Disney revealed a bunch of release dates for Pixar projects that are due out in the next few years.

“The Incredibles 2” is now expected to hit theaters on June 21, 2019, nearly 15 years after the first flick’s release. Fans have been desperate for a sequel ever since “The Incredibles” debuted back in November 2004, and there has been plenty of talk from Pixar and director Brad Bird in the meantime (Disney also revealed at NYCC that most of the main characters, including Samuel L. Jackson‘s Frozone, are expected to return); now, at long last, moviegoers have a specific date they can circle on their calendars.

Toy Story 4,” meanwhile, has been pushed back from its previously-announced 2017 release date, and will instead debut the following summer. A release date of June 15, 2018 has now been slated, marking the longest drought in “Toy Story” releases since the 11-year gap between 1999’s “Toy Story 2” and 2010’s “Toy Story 3.”

There’s also now an official (confirmed) storyline for the sequel, which will feature Woody (Tom Hanks) and Buzz Lightyear (Tim Allen) on a quest to find Bo Peep (Annie Potts). Pixar head honcho and original “Toy Story” mastermind John Lasseter is directing, from a script by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.

Rounding out the Pixar sequels news is “Cars 3,” which will now race into theaters on June 16, 2017, taking the slot previously occupied by “Toy Story 4.” Disney declined to reveal anything about the film’s plot, nor who is writing or directing the project, though the rapidly-approaching 2017 release date suggests that some behind-the-scenes creative work has already begun.

Sounds like there’s lots to get excited about. Pixar should probably just prep their Best Animated Feature Oscar speeches now.

[via: Screen Rant]

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