Bob Iger Says John Lasseter to Direct 'Toy Story 4' for 2017 Release
Briefly: Straight from a call with Disney CEO Bog Iger speaking to investors, we have word that Pixar Animation is working on Toy Story 4, which will be directed by John Lasseter and sent to theaters on June 6th, 2017. The news comes from Twitter (via Movies.com's Peter S. Hall). This is the first word we've heard about another Toy Story sequel since Tom Hanks casually let slip that there was another film in the works back in 2011, though there was never any confirmation of that revelation. But now it's official. Will it just be called Toy Story 4 or maybe Toy Foury or Fast and Toy Storious? We don't know. More info below!
UPDATE: Word comes from the D23 website that Rashida Jones ("The Office") and Will McCormack, the writing duo behind Celeste and Jesse Forever, are behind the script, with a story from Pixar's elite squad of John Lasseter, Andrew Stanton, Pete Docter and Lee Unkrich. Lasseter said:
“We love these characters so much; they are like family to us. 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.”
That's all we know about Toy Story 4 so far, but it's three years away, so we've got plenty of time.