Studios can promise you the end of a franchise, but when a a film makes more than $1.6 billion, they’re going to rethink it. Tom Hanks, the voice of the Toy Story‘s beloved Woody, just told the BBC that Toy Story 4 is happening. During the premiere of his newest movie Larry Crowne, Hanks also told “Showbiz Tonight” that he believes another Woody and Buzz Lightyear movie is underway (via The Marquee Blog).
“I understand it’s happening and if it is, I hope they’ll hire me. They have almost every line I’ve ever said in the hard drive up there at Pixar. So they might not need me! I hope they’ll have some unique grunts they’re going to need from me so I can get in there and do it.”
The Toy Story franchise is one of the most successful franchises out there, both critically and financially. In 1995, Toy Story made $300 million. 1999′s sequel was followed with more success, grossing $495 million, and then in 2010 Toy Story 3 was the highest grossing film of the year. Also, let’s add that the latter won the Oscar for best Animated feature.
While Hanks can think there’s another Toy Story in the works, Pixar has the final say. Director Lee Unkrich told CNN that there would be no more sequels. More than once, he’s compared the last scene where Andy is driving away and looking back, to his own experience when his grandmother died. That’s closure. Why mess with something so great? Oh, that’s right, money.
What do you think? Do you want a Toy Story 4?