“Monsters University” director Dan Scanlon has come onboard to take the helm of a third movie in the “Cars” franchise at Disney and Pixar according to Pixar Planet.
The site noticed a recent official blog post which lists Scanlon as co-director on the film, but there’s no other name listed. No formal announcement about Scanlon being on the project has been made by the studio.
Despite the critical drubbing and soft box-office of the first two films, the “Cars” franchise has been a massive success for Disney in terms of tie-in merchandising, the first film alone raking in $10 billion in merchandise sales in the first five years since its release.
John Lasseter and Joe Ranft helmed the first, Lasseter and Brad Lewis helmed the second. The third is currently targeting a June 16th 2017 release.