Disney Pixar’s Inside Out was a solid standalone movie, but they did leave the teaser for Riley hitting puberty near the end of the film. Now the time has come, and Riley is set to have a whole new bunch of emotions and feelings in Inside Out 2.
Meet Anxiety (Maya Hawke) in the first teaser:
Disney and Pixar’s “Inside Out 2” returns to the mind of newly minted teenager Riley just as headquarters is undergoing a sudden demolition to make room for something entirely unexpected: new Emotions! Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear and Disgust, who’ve long been running a successful operation by all accounts, aren’t sure how to feel when Anxiety shows up. And it looks like she’s not alone.
Besides Hawke joining the cast as a new emotion, two original cast members from the first film won’t be returning. Mindy Kaling and Bill Hader have passed, so now Liza Lapira is voicing Disgust, and Tony Hale will be the voice of Fear.
We don’t know what other emotions the film is going to introduce, but Anxiety did say that she came along with a bunch of other people.
With the first Inside Out already being very tricky with the way Riley’s mind works, I wonder how they’ll be able to expand on it when it comes to this sequel; after all there were already a lot of plotholes when it came to the first movie.
If anything, you can always expect a Pixar project to take great care when it comes to the writing, and though Inside Out 2 may have a lot of pressure to succeed, I’m just happy to see the cast of Riley’s head back on the big screen.
Inside Out 2 comes to theaters June 2024.