Movie News : Toy Story 4?
After the resounding success of Toy Story 3 it appeared that Pixar had neatly rounded off their flagship franchise. It was a movie trilogy that the good Doctor Kermode has repeatedly claimed to be the greatest movie trilogy of all time. It’s a bold claim, but not a completely unfounded one. One certainly got the impression it was done and dusted though after watching Toy Story 3 as no major loose ends were left. There was definite closure regarding the movies’ themes of the end of childhood and the unavoidable need to grow up and move on. Tears were shed, lumps stuck in throats and, in the case of the trash furnace scene towards the film’s end, nerves were tested.
It is surprising to hear therefore that apparently:
“Speaking on BBC Breakfast News on Monday, Tom Hanks, who voices Woody, appeared to let slip that Pixar is working on a new Toy Story film. Asked if there might ever be a Toy Story 4, he replied: ‘I think there will be. They’re working on it now.’ “
Source : Guardian Online : Toy Story 4
Pixar have Cars 2 out later this year, and fantasy adventure Brave out next. Could it be that the following year could see a return to Woody and the gang? It could perhaps be a mistake on Hank’s part, but the trustworthy Mr. Hanks is not typically one to knowingly mislead his fans. If the nicest man in Hollywood (TM) says there’s a fourth one in the works, then who are we to doubt it.
I would imagine the new film might take place at the toy’s new home as glimpsed at the end of Toy Story 3, and could perhaps see the return of arch villain Luxo. I am slightly wary of Pixar jeopardising what has been an extraordinarily successful movie franchise to date, and perhaps not quitting while they are ahead. That being said however, with the same team in place and with enough time to work on it, there’s no reason why part 4 shouldn’t be every bit as funny and poignant as its predecessors. We await further news with bated breath….