According to i09,European outlets are reporting that the long-anticipated sequel to Disney Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.,” may, in fact, be a prequel. While the information is still speculative, French website Disney Central Plaza and the Dutch site Animatie are citing a theater catalog that sets the story for the film during Mike Wazowski and Sulley’s time at the University of Fear. Here’s the rough translation:
“[Monsters Inc. 2] will take us back to before a time when Mike Wazowski was top comedian, before James P. Sullivan was top scarer, even before the buddies joined the MI workforce. In fact, it takes us all the way back to school – the University of Fear to be precise. Although the two start out as frenemies, Monsters, Inc. 2 will weave the tale of how the dynamic duo transition from rivals to BFF.”
The reaction to the news is positive so far, especially from fans who are growing weary of a steady stream of sequels. Going back and tracing the history of the characters would be an interesting approach.
It should be reiterated that the report is, however, not confirmed at this time. Pixar has a history of revising stories before settling on a path, it seems. However, fans of the original film note that there does seem to be concrete information gleaned from the report: we can expect the new film in November 2012.