TOY STORY 4 Currently in Development According to Star Tom Hanks
Published: June 27, 2011 - 8:32am
The actor who voices the iconic toy Woody has revealed that esteemed animation wizards Pixar, have already started work on a sequel to what many believe was the perfect film trilogy.
During a promotional tour for his upcoming film Larry Crowne, Tom Hanks not only confirms that he "thinks there will be a sequel", but that Pixar is actually "working on it now." Toy Story 3 made over a billion dollars at the box office in 2010 so despite the film concluding what many fans and critics perceived as a perfect ending to a trilogy, a sequel was inevitable due to the overwhelming financial success.
Actor Tim Allen, who voices Buzz Lightyear actually signed on for a potential fourth film last year and during the the LA premiere of Toy Story 3, Hanks uttered the words "bring it on" when asked about the possibility of doing another sequel. Pixar has yet to validate Hanks' comments but they have to be weary considering the criticism surrounding their most recent effort Cars 2. They also have a prequel to their Monsters Inc. on tap as well.
Toy Story 3 director Lee Unkrich commented on the possibility of a fourth film to MSN Movies a while ago and although he doesn't rule out a return to the franchise, he was more concerned in following up what many believe was a perfect ending in the third movie.
"I really tried my best to end the story of Andy and his toys and bring that story to a close in a really nice way at the end of Toy Story 3. That being said, we know that people love the characters, love Woody and Buzz, and would hate to say good-bye to them completely. … We don’t have any plans for (a fourth movie) — but we are trying to find ways to keep the characters alive."