Toy Story fans, it’s officially happening! Disney just announced that Toy Story 4 is due to come out in June 2017. The original director John Lasseter will also return to direct the sequel.
There's a sequel in our boot: #ToyStory4, directed by John Lasseter, in theatres 6/16/2017! https://t.co/GGroIdQRkg pic.twitter.com/AF0nLQN7IU
— Pixar (@Pixar) November 6, 2014
Everyone thought that the last one ended so perfectly and just the right way to conclude the trilogy. How can the sequel live up to the legacy and surpass all expectations?
Lasseter and his creative team were the ones who created this first computer-animated movie. Each film set box office records and have grossed more than $1 billion worldwide. Knowing that his team is behind this, we should expect that this will be a good one. He revealed to the LA Times that the fourth installment will pick up where they left off and a love story will form between characters.
Rashida Jones will be providng the “strong female voice” by co-writing the story with Will McCormack.
We are also expecting the original casts: Tom Hanks (Woody), Tim Allen (Buzz Lightyear), Wallace Shawn (Rex), Don Rickles and Estelle Harris (Mr. and Mrs. Potato Head), Joan Cusack (Jessie) and John Ratzenberg (Hamm) to return.
Fans were quick to react and speculate on this.
Toy Story 4: Andy regrets giving up childhood toys, steals them back from Bonnie, becomes housebound middle-aged man who lives in the past.
— Dana Stevens (@thehighsign) November 6, 2014
Toy Story 4 angers me so much. The ending we had was masterful. Just continuing it ruins the magic.
— tristonian (@tristonianboiii) November 7, 2014
Toy Story 4: Andy Pawns the Toys to Pay Off His Crippling Student Loan Debt
— David Lizerbram (@davidlizerbram) November 7, 2014
toy story 4 only it's the prequel story of the horrible sins those souls committed before being trapped inside those toys
— John DeVore (@JohnDeVore) November 7, 2014
Toy Story 4: The Fourth Awakens
— Tony Goldmark (@tonygoldmark) November 7, 2014
Toy story 4?
Please stop. We don't need anymore.
Andy is already grown up. Leave him alone.
— 🇲🇽 (@Cal1Dreams93) November 7, 2014
“A lot of people in the industry view us doing sequels as being for the business of it, but for us it’s pure passion. We only make sequels when we have a story that’s as good as or better than the original. We don’t just, because of the success of a film, automatically say we’re going to do a sequel and then figure out what we’re going to do.” – John Lasseter