15 years ago audiences fell in love with Mike Wazowski and James P. “Sulley” Sullivan when Pixar’s Monsters Inc. arrived in theaters. The film has already received the prequel treatment with Monsters University but the director, Pete Docter, recently opened up about the possibility of a true sequel to Monsters Inc.
“You never say never — who knows what will happen? We purposely went with a prequel for Monsters University because we didn’t want to answer some of the questions about what happens to Boo, and how does she grow up, and things like that. It would have to be really compelling, which is hopefully the benchmark for all of our sequels, anyway.”
If there was a sequel, Docter added that a grown up Boo would be involved.
“Part of that idea was like a Peter Pan-type thing, where [Wendy] had been visited by Peter Pan as a kid and had sort of half-forgotten who he was.”
Monsters Inc. was incredibly successful at the box office for Disney, bringing in over $289 million domestically. Monsters University earned $268 million domestically and $744 million in total, which passed the original by $167 million. A sequel would make sense financially for Disney/Pixar and is something that fans have been talking about online.
Pixar has a heavy hitting line-up ready for 2017 including Cars 3 and Coco, which is set to be released on November 22, 2017.