Woody and Buzz Lightyear's big screen comeback in Toy Story 3 was unsurprisingly met with near-universal approval, but the sheer amount of praise was still overwhelming. Currently sitting atop a worldwide box office haul worth $567.4 million and counting, not to mention a 99% fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the latest Toy Story movie proved that the franchise still has it after more than a decade — heck, some might say the series is better than ever.
With that said, are you ready for the possibility of Toy Story 4?
According to The Wrap, Tim Allen is under contract to reprise his role as Buzz for a fourth Toy Story outing. Although this doesn't mean that a fourth feature-length movie is necessarily moving into production, it does seem to indicate that executives at Disney and Pixar are considering moving ahead with the Toy Story franchise.
"We are thrilled with the audiences response to Toy Story 3, and fans will be seeing more of the Toy Story characters in a short film next year," a Disney spokesperson told The Wrap. "At this time, we have nothing to announce regarding another full-length feature.”
I'm excited by the short film, but I'm even more excited about the prospect of a sequel. Toy Story 3 rose to a very difficult occasion by tying a big beautiful ribbon on the first trilogy while keeping things open for a second series of movies. But even if another Toy Story movie never comes to pass, the franchise is out on a high note.
Given how the film has performed critically and at the box office, Disney would be mad not to pursue a fourth movie. And with the masterminds at Pixar behind the wheel, there's very little doubt that a fourth Toy Story wouldn't be worth the effort. But at the very least, we're getting some Toy Story short films, which should be enough to pacify the masses — for now, at least.
Source: The Wrap