Toy Story 4 Is Coming

It's due in 2017, and actress Rashida Jones will co-write screenplay
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 6, 2014 6:13 PM CST
Toy Story 4 Is Coming
Woody, left, and Buzz Lightyear are returning.   (AP Photo/Disney Pixar)

Fans of the Toy Story trilogy will either love or hate this news: Toy Story 4 will be in theaters June 16, 2017, reports USA Today. No word yet on whether any of the big names—Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Wallace Shawn, etc.—will be back to voice the characters, reports Entertainment Weekly. But at least one familiar name will be involved: John Lasseter, who directed the original in 1995, will again direct. He helped conceive the new story, but the screenplay will be written by former Parks and Recreation star Rashida Jones and screenwriting partner Will McCormack.

Lasseter channels fans' concerns in a statement, acknowledging that "Toy Story 3 ended Woody and Buzz's story with Andy so perfectly that for a long time, we never even talked about doing another Toy Story movie." But he swears the next chapter won't screw things up. (More Toy Story stories.)

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