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D23: John Lasseter says The Incredibles 2 will pick up immediately after the first movie as he steps down as Toy Story 4 director

July 16th, 2017 by Marc Comments

More awesome news from D23 Expo this weekend, this time about the sequel to The Incredibles!

Pixar head John Lasseter has revealed that the sequel won’t be a ‘several years later’ type sequel but rather a ‘several SECONDS later’ one.

“It starts right as the first one finishes, so it just carries on,” Lasseter said at D23.

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He goes on: “It starts with the Underminer and a big old set piece. You know that at the end of the first movie when he comes up and you see the family dressed as superheroes [check out the video above to refresh your memory], well that’s where start this movie.”

He also said that family, in particular Elasti-girl, will be the centre of the movie: “One of the unique things about the Incredibles is it’s really a story of a family set in the world of superheroes. This one carries on that theme. It’s awesome, the idea we came up with — simple as that. … We love to really look at our own lives and look at what’s going on, and find themes that we know will resonate with the audience.”

However, Lassseter wasn’t done with this bit of news as he announced at D23 that he wouldn’t be directing the other highly anticipated Pixar Sequel, Toy Story 4.

Lasseter revealed he would no longer be directing the project as co-director Josh Cooley was announced to be taking over as the solo helmer. Lasseter will produce the movie.

Cooley, who worked as a storyboard artist at Pixar and co-wrote the script of Inside Out, was also revealed along with Jonas Rivera to be the first ever Pixar interns to become director and producer for a full feature film with the new Toy Story.

So there you have it… is it what you expected? Let us know…

The Incredibles 2 opens in theaters on June 15, 2018.

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….