After the Toy Story trilogy was neatly wrapped up, many have wondered if Pixar would release a fourth film even though Andy’s story had come to an end. Rumors have been swirling ever since the third film was nearing completion and making its way to theaters, as the press often questioned director Lee Unkrich and others on the prospects of another follow-up. Back in 2011, actor Tom Hanks, the voice of Woody in the series, commented that he thought Pixar was already at work on a fourth film. However, that statement did not amount to much and the rumor fell by the wayside. Today, another rumor has emerged and this one is as unsubstantiated as they come. Find out more after the break!
Colombian news website Terra reported, in an article that has now been taken down (via Bleeding Cool), that Toy Story 4 was now official and it cited a 2015 date for its release, but both Disney and Pixar remain mum on the subject. The “news” has spread like wildfire and many now believe that a fourth film in the franchise is officially in development. We know it is not official, though, because we have not heard a peep from either Pixar or its parent company.
Not only did Terra not provide a source for the information, but there is really no way that a Toy Story 4 could be coming in 2015. It takes Pixar four years or more to take a film from concept to release and the year 2015 is now only two years away. Pixar has already announced films that are in development through 2015/2016. While the studio has been expanding in size over the years, it would not have the ability and resources to release another film in 2015. Considering it has not even been announced yet, it would be a number of years before it could see release.
Could we see Toy Story 4 eventually? Sure. For now, though, stay tuned for Toy Story of Terror, a half-hour TV special slated to arrive late this year.