Plans for a fourth installment of the ‘Toy Story’ franchise are underway, but according to some reports the fourth film will begin a new chapter for the beloved characters.
Pixar president Jim Morris told members of the press that ‘Toy Story 4’ will be unique, as it “will not be a continuation of the previous three films.’
Morris went on to explain that it was believed ‘TS3’ ended on such a note that the story should not be a direct continuation. While the film will briefly glimpse at the previous adventures of Andy and the toys, “‘Toy Story 4’ will be more of a stand-alone film. It will be a romantic comedy.”
John Lasseter, who directed previous ‘Toy Story’ installments, stated that the characters are loved, “much like a family.” Lasseter later said that the companies did not want to move forward with the “toy universe” unless it could top previous work.
‘Toy Story 4’ is expected to hit theaters in 2017.