One of the most critically praised and highest grossing trilogies might not be a trilogy after all. That is, if Tom Hanks, voice of Woody in the Toy Story franchise, is to be believed. Hanks was doing international press for his upcoming film Larry Crowne when he sat down for an interview with the BBC’s Breakfast News (via Bleeding Cool) and spilled the beans. When asked if there would be a Toy Story 4, Hanks responded:
“I think there will be yeah. Yeah, yeah. I think they’re working on it now. There you go.”
Hit the jump for my thoughts on news of a fourth installment in the Toy Story franchise.
There are two immediate gut reactions to the news. One of elation and one of awe. As a Pixar fan, I would love to see another Toy Story film but I also do not want the franchise run into the ground with endless sequels. Considering the Hawaiian Vacation short that played in front of Cars 2, it is obvious that Pixar is at ease with the characters and it just feels right. Not to mention the fact that Toy Story 3 made over $1 billion worldwide, so there’s a bit of a financial incentive to keep going as well. So far, this is the first mention of a fourth installment that I can recall, as it did seem quite clear that Toy Story 3 was the final chapter, sending the gang off to live in a happily ever after way.
What do you think readers? Are you game for a fourth film, or is this going overboard? Alternatively, do you doubt they are even going to make a fourth movie? We did mention an untitled Pixar film set for a November 27th, 2013 release, but the studio specifically said it would be an original film and not a sequel. For now, I’ll side with Hanks, but we will definitely keep y’all posted on future developments.