Toy Story fans are going to have to wait one year longer than they originally thought before feasting their eyes on the next installment.
Disney announced today that it was swapping the release dates of Toy Story 4 and The Incredibles 2. Toy Story 4 will now be released on June 21, 2019 while the sequel to The Incredibles will be available to watch a year earlier than expected on June 15, 2018. The swap was done to accommodate the accelerated production schedule that The Incredibles 2 has taken on, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Disney announced Toy Story 4 during its D23 conference in Anaheim in 2014, with a scheduled release date of June 16, 2017. In October, the studio announced that it would be delaying the film, making this the third delay for the film. Disney also announced that The Incredibles 2 and Cars 3 were happening back in 2014.
Despite the number of sequels that it appears Disney is working on, Pixar president Jim Morris said that the studio would be cutting down on the number of sequels it produces. In an interview with Entertainment Weekly shortly after the release of Finding Dory, the sequel to Finding Nemo, Morris said that the studio was dedicated to working with filmmakers on entirely new films and didn’t want to create a sequel just for the financial gain.
Disney’s next big movie, Doctor Strange, comes from its subsidiary company, Marvel Studios. It hits theaters Nov. 4.