So, this is unexpected. Tom Hanks has reportedly told BBC’s Breakfast News that Pixar are working on Toy Story 4.
According to Bleeding Cool (who spotted Hanks’ appearance on the BBC), a reporter asked the live-action Woody the simple question: ‘Will there be a Toy Story 4?’
He responded casually: “I think there will be yeah. Yeah, yeah. They’re working on it now. There you go.”
Now, it’s important to note that Hanks and co-star Tim Allen have signed up for a fourth Toy Story, but it’s common practice for studios to lock in talent for umpteen sequels to their biggest blockbuster franchises. That doesn’t mean they’ll go ahead.
And although Toy Story 3 grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide and scored a Best Picture nomination (usually reason enough to warrant a sequel), the third film of the trilogy seemed to have a truly conclusive and satisfying ending that Pixar dare not tamper with.
Is Hanks referring to the fact that he’s signed up for another Toy Story? Is he merely trying to say something explosive as to help promote his new film Larry Crowne?
Heck, who knows. Until we have some firm information…