Last summer we got word of Pixar possibly doing a Monsters Inc. 2. It was reported that at the 2009 Licensing International Expo, Pixar gave a preview session for all its upcoming features and one of those was Monsters, Inc 2. At the time it was explicitly noted that the studio hadn't made any sort of official decision on a Monsters Inc. sequel.
Now we learn - via an exclusive scoop over at Latino Review - that not only is Pixar planning on making Monsters, Inc. 2 but that the movie is already in the production line for release in 2012-2013.
The info comes from what Latino Review calls a "very reliable source" but they remind us that to be on the safe side, we should file this under "RUMOR" until it's confirmed either way.
The director of the first Monsters, Inc., Pete Docter (who also directed Pixar's Oscar-nominated hit, Up), is the one who has been fielding questions about whether or not we'll see further adventures of Mike and Sulley. He's apparently been skirting round those questions, probably because he's got so many other things on his plate and also because he'll probably want to keep people's attention focused on the films coming out sooner rather than later.
There's currently no word on whether Docter would direct or co-direct Monsters, Inc. 2 but if it does happen I'd be very surprised if he wasn't involved in some way or another.
The obvious question is why is Pixar all of a sudden going sequel crazy? They used to be known for making original films each time they embarked on a new project (with Toy Story 2 being the exception). But with Toy Story 3 on the way this summer, Cars 2 officially in the works and now (if this news is true) Monsters, Inc. 2 being added to that list, it looks like the master animation team has realized that a sequel will probably earn more money at the box office.
In my opinion, Monsters, Inc., as good as it was, has always been a lesser of Pixar's work (Toy Story, Up and WALL-E are at the top for me) and not the first film by the studio I'd pick for a sequel. But nonetheless, I see no reason why a sequel wouldn't rival the first film (just look at Toy Story 2) and be just as much - if not more - of a hit.
Would you like to see a sequel to Monsters, Inc.? Or would you rather see a sequel to one of the studio's other movies instead (The Incredibles, perhaps)?
Stay tuned to Screen Rant for confirmation on whether Monsters, Inc. 2 is actually in production or not.
Source: Latino Review