Back in 2010, Pixar brought what was thought to be a fitting and tearful ending to their Toy Story series with the third film in the franchise, a few TV specials featuring the characters debuting in the time after the film arrived. Then a few years later word came down that a fourth film was on the way, and now we know for sure that it’s not that far away.
Revealed through a fun post on Facebook, Toy Story 4 will premiere on June 21, 2019, which is just a little over a year away.
While the film is coming out in just 14 months, there is little actually known about what this next installment will bring for the fan-favorite living toys. Originally there were reports that it would not be a full sequel to the wrapped up Woody & Toys/Andy storyline but would be a Woody and Bo Peep romance focused film.
That was before there were a series of high-profile exits behind the scenes. Pixar veteran Lasseter was set to co-direct with Josh Cooley based off a script by Rashida Jones and Will McCormack.
Then Lasseter stepped down from the film at the time citing being busy with other Pixar films, only to later take a six-month leave after the Pixar head confirmed reports of his engaging in unwanted behavior with several employees. Soon afterward Jones and McCormack also stepped away from the film, citing a lack of diversity at Pixar as they felt that women and people of color were not given equal creative voices at the company.
Stephany Folsom was hired to replace the duo as the film’s screenwriter back in January.
As of now only Tom Hanks as Woody and Tim Allen as Buzz Lightyear are confirmed to be returning to the film cast wise.