The Walt Disney Company’s Chairman and CEO Bob Iger today revealed during an earnings conference call that Toy Story 4 is indeed on it’s way, in 2017. Toy Story 3 which was released in 2010, went on to gross more than $1 Billion worldwide, and even though I hated to see it go, it was the perfect ending. Although the movie is confirmed, there still hasn’t been word on whether or not Tim Allen, Tom Hanks, and the rest of the original cast will be coming back on board. John Lasseter, who directed the original, will be back to direct.
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us,” says Lasseter. “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.”
With Toy Story AND The Incredibles making a return, you really can’t tell me anything at this point.