Pixar has recently announced the directors of two upcoming films with very little fanfare. Tucked in away on a list of Pixarians to follow on twitter (what, you weren’t following them already?), the directors of both Cars 3 and The Incredibles 2 were revealed.
We previously wrote about the sequel to everyone’s favorite superhero family in November, but we didn’t know for sure if Brad Bird, who is writing the script, would also return to the director’s chair. As it turns out, he is! This makes the second film all the more exciting.
Dan Scanlon, director of Monsters University, will be helming Cars 3. Scanlon, as evidenced by his twitter, has always brought a unique humor to his projects, and we’re definitely eager to see this next installment in the Cars franchise in his hands.
We also have to wonder if Scanlon’s involvement will bolster Cars 3’s standing with fans. The announcement drew tepid responses at best and flat out negative ones at worst. It’s rather interesting that directors for these films have been confirmed when the reaction to both has been so overwhelmingly different.
But as always, we here at Upcoming Pixar are excited to see what’s next and to support all our favorite Pixarians!
UPDATE: apparently, Oh My Disney was mistaken about Dan Scanlon. He will not be directing Cars 3, but he is working on another original project. Still plenty to be excited about!