It looks like the closest thing that you’ll be seeing to a super hero from Pixar is ‘The Incredibles’ as John Lasseter has confirmed that they will not be making any Marvel Comic Book movies.
IGN recently asked Lasseter about the rumors that have been floating around since Disney bought Marvel Comics.
“No, Pixar, we are — Disney has been great. Bob Iger is phenomenal. I’m Chief Creative Officer of Disney Animation as well, and with Pixar it’s like, “Keep doing what you’re doing, guys.” It’s a filmmaker-driven studio. All of the ideas come from the filmmakers themselves. Working with the filmmakers on ideas.”
I guess that pretty much puts a bow on the whole thing and shuts it down. Personally, I couldn’t be happier. Lasseter’s philosophy of keeping Pixar a film maker driven studio is the only thing that will truly continue to set it apart. The second they start making licensed films, even if they are based off awesome super heroes, they will cease to be Pixar and will just be another big studio.
I’m guessing that Pixar is one of the only studios that you can walk into and still get an idea of what integrity smells like.