Remember when Disney announced they bought Marvel? Or when they announced they bought out Marvel Studios’ film distribution from Paramount? I think the first thing everybody thought of was, “Holy crap, imagine a Marvel/Pixar collaboration!” Apparently, even Disney was thinking the same thing… for awhile, at least.
IGN had an exclusive interview with Pixar’s Chief Creative Officer, John Lasseter, the other day, and he had some very interesting things to say. One of the key points Lasseter made was enforcing the idea that Pixar “[is] a filmmaker-driven studio. All of the ideas come from the filmmakers themselves. Working with the filmmakers on ideas.” As if that wasn’t clear enough, he specifically addressed any potential Marvel team-ups by saying, “No, not at Pixar. We have The Incredibles, so we’ve done superheroes here ourselves.”
It’s great to see Pixar draw a very defined line in the sand, as we all know Pixar has an over-abundant amount of creativity. Any collaboration could potentially stifle that creativity. However, let’s face it: A Pixar/Marvel CGI movie would have been AMAZING.
Hopefully, this is a temporary no that could potentially become a yes later down the line, like what all the girls tell me after I ask them out. Wait… they never say yes later down the line. Fffffffffffffuuuuuuuuu—[via IGN, Image via Lane Brown]