How Black Panther 2’s Ryan Coogler got here to understand Pixar’s soul
Soul, the 23rd Pixar movie (coming out nine months after its predecessor, Onward), follows Joe Gardner of Jamie Foxx, a middle school music teacher who finally gets the chance to play jazz on stage. But then he suffers an accident that puts him at the door of death and separates his soul from his body. Initially forced to venture into the Great Beyond, Joe manages to flee to The Great Before, the world in which personalities, quirks and traits should be given before they are sent to earth. Joe must work with these souls in training so that he can get back to his body before he dies. The cast also includes Tina Fey, Questlove, Phylicia Rashad, Daveed Diggs, Angela Bassett and Graham Norton.