'The Incredibles 2' Release Date, News & Update: Will Be Sooner Than Expected; 'Toy Story 4' Pushed Back For A Year?

By Jason Glenn , Updated Oct 27, 2016 12:52 PM EDT

The sequel of the 2004 hit film, "The Incredibles 2" will now be released in the theaters on June 15, 2018. "The Incredible 2" swapped release dates with "Toy Story 4," which is now delayed for a year and will hit the theaters on June 21, 2019. Both Pixar films are swapping dates because of an accelerated production for "The Incredible 2."

Though there is still no detail of the story line of "The Incredibles 2." Brad Bird, the Oscar-winning director of "The Incredibles," said that he had a bunch of ideas the wanted to apply to "The Incredibles 2".

In an interview reported by Coming Soon, Bird hinted that some elements in "The Incredibles 2" script are connected to ideas that didn't make the cut in the first film. In 2004, the Incredibles grossed $633 million globally in its early release in November. Domestically it grossed over $261.4 million.

"The Incredibles" garnered over $70.4 million on its first day domestically and was the second-biggest opening of all time for an animated film. After a decade, Walt Disney Company CEO Bon Iger confirmed "The Incredibles 2" sequel.

Aside from "The Incredibles 2" sequel, "Toy Story 4" director John Lasseter gave a few details about the latest installment of the film. According to Oh My Disney, he said the film opens a new chapter into the lives of Woody, Buzz Lightyear and the "Toy Story" gang.

Toy Story 4 was envisioned by Lasseter himself together with Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich. Not only will Brad Bird return to Pixar in directing for "The Incredibles 2," but Tom Hanks and Tim Allen have also signed on to return as Woody and Buzz Lightyear.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Pixar has been very cautious in making sequels of the film. "The Incredibles 2" will be expected to perform well like "Finding Dory," which was a blockbuster film this year.

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