Pixar may be planning for their next sequel to be a prequel! The Film Stage (which picked up the story from Bleeding Cool, which picked it up from Animatie) reports that Pixar’s fancy with ‘Coming of age’ stories will continue as the next Monster’s Inc movie is rumored to take place at “The University of Fear”, presumably the monster equivalent of college. The idea is to tell the story of how Mike and Sully first meet.
The admittedly bad google translation tell us:
Prequel to the first album, Monsters, Inc. 2 we reveal how Bob and Sully met on the benches of the school at the University of Fear, and how many rivals he eventually became friends …
I’m already liking this idea as I really wasn’t interested in seeing where things went after the conclusion of the first film. I think it helps by leaving plenty of room for re-exploring the world of Monsters Inc in the way that it was introduced and flesh out a few things about like in their world prior to the events of the first film.
What do you guys think? Is it better that they may go back in time or would you prefer that they develop a proper sequel progressing the story of Mike and Sully?