Pixar has been leaning hard into sequels lately. Don’t get us wrong, we want to know what Woody and Dory and Mike Wazowski are up to as much as the next person; but it’s good to spice things up once in a while. Thankfully, it looks like the studio’s newly announced release will do just that.
Earlier this year, Disney announced and untitled Pixar Animation Studios project slated for June 2020, and the title has finally been released. The film, Soul, will land in theaters on June 19, 2020 and is being directed by Pete Docter (Up, Inside Out).
Pixar’s brief plot description is full of vague-yet-intruiging language that’s sure to lure in audiences. “Pixar will take you on a journey from the streets of New York City to the cosmic realms to discover the answers to life’s most important questions,” the studio said this week on Instagram. Pixar also created a separate account dedicated to Soul.
The animation studio recently released the first trailer to another original film, Onward, a “suburban fantasy” adventure starring Chris Pratt and Tom Holland that’s coming to theaters in March 2020 (just a few months before Soul.)
Though the studio has plenty of sequels coming up (Toy Story 4 premiered this month, the third Kingsman movie is scheduled for 2020, and a live-action Mulan film is in the works), it looks like Pixar is making good on their 2016 promise to return to original’s films.
But really, at the end of the day, we’ll watch pretty much anything that Pixar puts out – original or not.