Pixar’s John Lasseter On Working With Marvel

Picture credit to Victor Hugo (via MTV Splashpage)

With both studios now being owned by the Disney company, fans have discussed a crossover with some enthusiasm.  Now founding Pixar member, John Lasseter speaks on whether their studio would ever make an animated Marvel movie….

While promoting Pixar’s latest animated adventure, “Brave” (hitting theaters June 22nd), John Lasseter had a chance to tackle a question about whether or not a team-up film with both Pixar and Marvel studios would ever happen while speaking to Collider:

“Well, I can’t say anything about that because Marvel just got—[they’ve] been a couple years as part of the Disney company, we’ve been six years as part of the Disney company.  And at Pixar, we stay focused on making original films.  Even our sequels are kind of created internally and we come up with ideas [on our own].  I’m also leading the Walt Disney Animation Studio and all of that.  These studios are filmmaker driven studios, so if a filmmaker comes to me and says, ‘Hey, I wanna do this,’ then I would be really open to it.”

While there are no current plans for the two companies to team up, just the fact that it may be possible will be enough to subdue fans; many of whom were hoping for this team-up to happen since Disney’s buy out of Marvel studious back in 2010.  On a sadder note, Pixar is notorious for creating their own original stories, so they may not be eager to borrow ideas from Marvel’s extensive collection of source material.

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