Our favorite gang of misfit toys in returning in Toy Story 4, which will be in theaters in 2017. Disney’s CEO Bob Iger announced plans for the sequel. Toy Story 3 left off with an interesting ending, as Andy heads off to college and leaves Woody, Buzz, Jessie and the group in the hands of a lovable little girl, Bonnie. Will the story follow this cliffhanger and push the journey yet again for the current generation?
The release of the new animated film is set for June 16, 2017 and it will reportedly involve a new storyline that will enlist the talents of Rashida Jones and Will McCormack. Director John Lasseter took the reigns for the first two films and will be working on Toy Story 4. Lasseter mentioned he also wanted a “strong female voice” in the movie.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” Lasseter said in a statement. “We don’t want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what’s gone before. ‘Toy Story 3’ ended Woody and Buzz’s story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another ‘Toy Story’ movie. But when Andrew, Pete, Lee and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie — and I wanted to direct it myself.”
Toy Story 4 has been announced as an official project for Disney Pixar and after the third film raked it over $2 billion, it seems like a great chance to revive a franchise for the future of our generation. It’s time to round up gang, guys, there’s a snake in my boot!