Is Bing Bong Returning to ‘Inside Out 2’? Here’s What Writer Dave Holstein Says

Is Bing Bong Returning to 'Inside Out 2'? Here's What Writer Dave Holstein Says
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The sequel to the Oscar-winning 2015 film, Inside Out 2 is coming to theaters on June 14, 2024, as we have reported earlier. The first film became a beloved hit and although it took Disney some time, the sequel is very close to its premiere and fans are eagerly awaiting to see the new story with a larger plethora of emotions. As we know, most of the characters from the first film – including the main emotions – are coming back, and will be joined by numerous other characters who will make their debut in the sequel. But, there is one burning question that has been bugging fans for some time – could Bing Bong be coming back for the sequel?

As you might remember, Bing Bong’s story was one of the saddest moments of the first film, in which the character supposedly died. Now, Disney is not really known for killing off characters in such a way, especially in recent years, but we have seen it happen, which is why fans are so curious.

Dave Holstein, the writer of the second movie, was recently asked about Bing Bong and the character’s possible return to the series in the sequel. Holstein refused to give us a straightforward answer, saying the following: “I’ll leave that open-ended.” This is a pretty vague answer, as you can imagine and there’s nothing we can deduce from it save for the fact that there is a slight possibility that Bing Bong might appear again in the sequel. This answer doesn’t rule out a possible return, but it also doesn’t help us understand whether Bing Bong will be back.

The upcoming sequel will see Amy Poehler, Phyllis Smith, Lewis Black, Diane Lane, and Kyle MacLachlan reprising their roles from the first movie, with Tony Hale, Liza Lapira, Maya Hawke, Ayo Edebiri, Adèle Exarchopoulos, Paul Walter Hauser, and Kensington Tallman joining the cast. Kelsey Mann is taking over as director from Pete Docter, directing from a script by Meg LeFauve, who was one of the co-writers of the first movie. The official synopsis of the movie reveals the following:

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. Maya Hawke lends her voice to Anxiety, alongside Amy Poehler as Joy, Phyllis Smith as Sadness, Lewis Black as Anger, Tony Hale as Fear, and Liza Lapira as Disgust. Directed by Kelsey Mann and produced by Mark Nielsen, “Inside Out 2” releases only in theaters June 14, 2024.

The premiere is coming up fast so there will be more updates in the upcoming weeks. So, if you want to know all the latest news and updates, be sure to keep following us!

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