‘Toy Story 4’ Will Not Be a Direct Sequel to ‘Toy Story 3’
Toy Story 3 wrapped up the Toy Story trilogy so perfectly, many fans were left wondering how exactly the recently announced Toy Story 4 will continue that storyline. We have our first insight into Pixar's plans for Toy Story 4, and it turns out that they're not even going to try.
Pixar president Jim Morris spoke to Disney Latino (via Slashfilm) and said that while it's still very early in Toy Story 4's development, they're not looking to follow-up directly with any of the previous Toy Story films.
I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if will be continued [...] It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children.
With Andy's story essentially complete, it seems smart to focus solely on the toys instead of introducing yet another child, or continuing on with Bonnie, the little girl at the end of Toy Story 3. Instead it looks like Woody (or Buzz) will be falling in love, and possibly even getting married.
The Toy Story 4 script is being written by actress Rashida Jones and Will McCormack, who worked together previously on Celeste and Jesse Forever. The story for the film is based on an idea by John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich that Morris called “irresistible”. Morris says that they're planning a table read of the script in the next few days.
Toy Story 4 opens in theaters on June 16, 2017.
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