The Incredibles turns 12 years old next week, which means we're just a week away from celebrating the 12-year anniversary of people begging for a sequel. Writer-director Brad Bird spent a decade breaking fans' hearts by offering no news on a follow-up film, only to finally have The Incredibles 2 confirmed by Disney CEO Bob Iger in March of 2014. Another year went by with no hard details until Pixar finally announced a release date of June 21, 2019.
Hurray, right? Well, now you don't even have to wait until 2019! Disney has just announced that The Incredibles 2 is moving up an entire year and will now come out on June 15, 2018.
But there is some bad news. A major studio like Disney can't just move around release dates without it having a cascading effect, and in this case it means that Toy Story 4 will now be delayed until The Incredibles 2's original 2019 date. The Hollywood Reporter says the reason for the swap is because Brad Bird's superhero family has been selected for an "accelerated production schedule," which we will optimistically hope means Disney and Pixar are very excited about what they have in store.