Toy Story 4 won’t continue the previous trilogy and will be pitched as a romantic comedy, rather than exploring the relationships between kids, their toys and growing up.
That’s according to Pixar studio president Jim Morris, who told Disney Latino (via Slashfilm) that there was no suggestion this would mark the beginning of a new trilogy, as that would depend on the director’s vision.
“It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3.Temporarily it is, but it will be a love story. It will be a romantic comedy. It will not put much focus on the interaction between the characters and children. I think it will be a very good movie.”
For the first time it looks like Woody and Andy’s relationship is being put to bed in favour of focusing on the toys themselves, much like we’ve seen in the myriad specials and shorts. The script is apparently evolving and in its third table read. Morris also rejects the idea that Toy Story 4 came about because of desire for more money, saying instead Pixar simply had an “irresistible” idea.
Toy Story 4 is due to hit theaters in June, 2017.