Remember Riley, the young girl whose emotions took center stage in the 2015 smash hit Inside Out? Well, get ready for a trip back to her mind! Pixar’s highly-anticipated sequel, Inside Out 2, is coming out soon and it’s expected to be a huge hit.

Maya Hawke as Anxiety in Inside Out 2
Maya Hawke as Anxiety in Inside Out 2

Experts say the movie could make a lot of money, maybe even $80 million to $115 million in its first weekend! That would make it the top-selling cartoon movie of the year so far, and it might even be the most popular movie of the year, too.

Inside Out 2 Could Beat this Year’s Popular Flick

The beloved characters from the movie Inside Out are returning for a new adventure. This time, the story will follow Riley as she goes through adolescence (a time in life with lots of ups and downs). A new emotion will also join the cast, which is Anxiety  a big feeling during teenage years.

Maya Hawke
Maya Hawke as Robin Buckley in Stranger Things (Credits: Netflix)

The 2015 flick saw the young girl as she moved from the Midwest to San Francisco. Her emotions—Joy, Fear, Anger, Disgust, and Sadness—struggled to adapt to the new city, house, and school. Now, these emotions will be joined by Anxiety in the second movie.

In the film, Joy, Sadness, Anger, Fear, and Disgust have been running a successful operation. But when Anxiety arrives, they aren’t sure how to react. The exciting news is that Maya Hawke, the actress known for her role as Robin in Stranger Things, will be lending her voice as Anxiety. Box Office Pro predicted that the movie could hit big with “$80M-$115M on its domestic box office opening weekend.”

This hints that it could surpass the year’s biggest movie, Dune: Part Two. The film made $82M in the domestic opening and currently sits at a worldwide profit of $859.4M, according to Box Office Mojo.

One Surprise Character that Was Missing from the Inside Out

A still from Inside Out (Credits: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)
A still from Inside Out (Credits: Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures)

Did you know the emotions in Inside Out were based on real science? Psychologist Paul Ekman’s theory says (via Paul Ekman Group) that everyone feels the same basic emotions: joy, sadness, fear, disgust, anger, and surprise. It turns out, Surprise almost joined the movie crew. The filmmakers even considered adding more than just six emotions.

Director Pete Docter said in an interview with NPR that they had so many ideas, it made them want to create a sequel. In the end, Surprise got cut because it seemed too similar to Fear. But that doesn’t mean surprise doesn’t happen in the movie! One fan theory suggests Surprise is actually the blank console we see in Riley’s mind when none of the other emotions are in control.

Pixar: Inside Out’s hidden 6th emotion. (And no, it’s not Bing Bong)
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So, surprise might be the default setting, not a separate character!

Watch Inside Out on Disney+.

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