Two years ago, Disney Pixar’s first feature-length film, ‘Coco,’ achieved something truly remarkable.
In November 2017, ‘Coco’ surpassed ‘Justice League,’ DC’s massive team-up film, to become the first DCEU film to lose the global box office crown to a non-DCEU film, even in its second week of release.
There are very few times when a new film outperforms an older one at the box office, especially if it is not part of a long-running franchise. Nonetheless, the dominance of Disney and Pixar as franchises and box office behemoths is at work here.
“Coco,” which won three Oscars, including best-animated film and best original song for “Remember Me,” dominated Oscar season. The film grossed over $800 million worldwide, with Mexico accounting for the majority of the revenue.
Despite the fact that ‘Coco‘ has been a huge hit for Pixar, they move slowly, which is one of the reasons why Pixar films are virtually error-free. The sequel to ‘Coco’ is currently in development.
As a result, since Disney now owns nearly half of the entertainment industry, there has been no word on a sequel to the popular film.
Meanwhile, Pixar has been overrun with “Incredibles 2,” “Toy Story 4,” and now “Soul.”
Although the lack of information on a ‘Coco’ sequel is understandable, film commerce has taught us that a successful film like ‘Coco’ will inevitably be followed by a sequel, sooner or later.
We take a stab at imagining what the sequel might be like after the first book’s uplifting conclusion. You are free to continue reading.
Coco 2 Release Date
If there is no official confirmation that a sequel will be made, Coco 2 could be released as early as 2022, five years after the first.
Coco 2 Plot
The first film, like nearly all animated films, had a happy ending: after Hector’s legacy was restored, Miguel returned to the living world and was reunited with Imelda; he also performed for his living and deceased ancestors, as he had been forbidden to do in the previous film.
The events of the film take place during the well-known Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos, and the tone of the film was created to reflect this.
In an interview, character designer Alonso Martinez said, “We started Coco with a simple idea: a love letter to Mexico.”
In Mexico, ‘Coco’ proved to be one of Disney’s most successful blockbusters, with the country accounting for a large portion of the film’s revenue.
In the unlikely event that a sequel to ‘Coco’ is made, the film’s vibrant, colourful, and musical energy must be captured inexplicably.
However, I doubt that a future sequel will stray from the established template that worked so well in the first film, such as Cinco De Mayo or the Son Jarocho.
“If given the opportunity, I’d jump at it.” I’m hoping for a sequel, even if I’m not a part of it. I’m curious about Miguel and would like to learn more about him.
“I’m curious about his relationship with his new baby sister,” Anthony Gonzales, the 15-year-old rookie actor who voices Miguel in the film, said.
The sequel could pick up a few years after the events of the first film, with Miguel’s younger sister starting her own musical career and Miguel relegated to the role of mentor.
Starting with the first release date, the second “Coco” film took five to six years to complete. This would necessitate a substantial time jump.
Miguel could continue as the protagonist if the time shift is small, which is more likely and embark on a new journey to the afterlife in order to reconcile with his elderly family members.
Gonzales is optimistic about returning to his role, despite Disney’s denial, and regardless of the direction the sequel takes, the relationship between Miguel and his sister, matured or not, should be quite heartwarming.
There’s no more story information to share at this time because the film hasn’t been officially confirmed.
Ideas for a Coco sequel have been circulating the internet, with one particularly well-known IMDb thread gaining a lot of attention for its rather racy details (or predictions) about the plot of the potential sequel, which claims that a six-year-old Miguel’s family is pleading for his help in returning to the real world to seek refuge from an authoritarian, masked, skeleton figure who despises music just as D is about to be kidnapped.
In these intriguing, pulpy sequel speculations, music must once again triumph. However, I must emphasize that none of this is finalized.