Rumor: Pixar is Pursuing Monsters, Inc. Sequel?!
by Alex Billington
August 1, 2008
Oh what a wonderful day! Pixar is one of the few production companies that can actually make great sequels. Well, they've only ever made one (Toy Story 2), but it was pretty damn good I'd say? MTV caught up with Pete Docter, who wrote and directed Monsters, Inc., at Comic-Con and asked him about the potential for a sequel. His answer: "We've thought about it… We've got a couple ideas." Of course they've got ideas, but does that mean they'll ever see the light of day? MTV followed up with Docter yet again, and his response this time was a nervous "I can neither confirm nor deny." Cryptic answer or just more fan speculation? I'd love to see a Monsters, Inc. sequel probably more than a sequel to any other Pixar movie (even Toy Story)! So let's just hope there is actually some truth to this rumor.
Unfortunately over the seven years since Monsters, Inc. first arrived, Pixar (and anyone working there) has consistently denied any truth to Monsters, Inc. sequel rumors. They insisted that they were not in the business of making sequels, with Toy Story being the one and only exception. And the sad truth of the matter is that almost all of Pixar's movies have been so amazing that I'd love to see a sequel of any of them, especially Monsters, Inc. Alas, here we are, seven years later finally hearing some buzz on the matter. And since Pixar officially announced that Cars 2 is in development for in 2012 and Toy Story 3 is in development for 2010, this may mean they've finally broken down and realized that sequels can potentially be as great as originals (and The Dark Knight has only further solidified this).
So hopefully this means Monsters, Inc. 2 may one day see the light of day! Even if we won't get to see it until 2013 or 2014, considering they've already announced their slate through 2010. At least it will be an unforgettable day when it finally does arrive! Anyone else agree with me?