When Disney bought Marvel in 2009 it opened up the possibility of a Pixar/Marvel collaboration as they were now under the same roof. There was talk last year of Pixar possibly getting involved with a Dr. Strange movie, however Chief Creative Officer of Pixar John Lasseter recently said a Pixar/Marvel team-up is unlikely to happen.
IGN: There’s always fanboy chatter about how they’d love to see Pixar take on a Marvel project. Have there been any real talks of doing that? There’s been a lot of rumors.
John Lasseter: 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.
IGN: So there probably wouldn’t be any kind of chance of seeing that kind of team-up then?
Lasseter: No, not at Pixar. We have The Incredibles, so we’ve done superheroes here ourselves and so we have that kind of history with Brad Bird doing The Incredibles.
While I could definitely see a Pixar/Marvel movie working, and working well, it’s probably best Pixar just stick to what they do best. They may be focusing more on sequels at the moment, with Toy Story 3 last year, Cars 2 this year and a Monsters Inc. prequel in the works, but at least they still have original movies in the pipeline (Brave in 2012) and aren’t being forced to make movies they aren’t 100% invested in.