Pixar shake-up: Incredibles 2 coming a year early, Toy Story 4 will be a year late

We have good news for Incredibles geeks, and bad news for Toy Story fans.

Pixar has decided to flip the release dates of two of its most highly anticipated sequels, which means The Incredibles 2 will now open a year early, on June 15, 2018, while Toy Story 4 will be delayed until June 21, 2019. Put simply, the two films are swapping release dates. The move was made to accommodate an “accelerated production schedule” for Incredibles 2, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Considering we’ve already waited 12 years for a follow-up to the Incredibles, it’s nice to know it’ll be arriving a bit sooner on the back end. The move seems motivated by the fact that director Brad Bird is getting this project together a bit faster than the studio expected, and everyone realized it was possible to hit the 2018 date. It also gives Toy Story 4 (rumored to focus on a romance between Woody and Bo Peep) a full year of extra development time.

For fans worried this could be a bad sign for Toy Story 4, it’s important to remember the June release date is a big one for Pixar — and it makes sense the company would want both films to hit within that window (even if that means doing so a year apart). Everything from Finding Dory to Zootopia has done gangbusters by opening in June. If anything, this just means Pixar believes both films have major blockbuster potential and they want to give them both every chance to succeed.

So yeah, update your calendars accordingly.

What's your take on the shake-up? Which film do you want to see most?

(Via The Hollywood Reporter)

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