So Long, Partner: Toy Story 4 To Go The Rom-Com Way

Credit: Pixar/Disney
Credit: Pixar/Disney

Disney fans, your cries of disdain about Toy Story 4 have been heard apparently, and it looks like the latest installment of the popular Pixar franchise is taking the toys in a new direction after all.

In a recent interview with Disney Latino, Pixar President Jim Morris shared that the next toy-driven adventure would have very little ties to the original trilogy starring Buzz Lightyear and Woody. That bit of news should make fans happy as when it was announced that the toys were coming back, fans protested the decision, arguing that the initial trilogy of films told a complete and satisfying tale.

Pixar’s current plan, according to Morris, for Toy Story 4 is to make the film a romantic comedy that will have very little light human-to-toy interactions, as well as any direct links to the previous films. “It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3. The third movie was over in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy,” states Morris. Nice to see that Pixar is on the same page as fans of the original trilogy.

Not much is known nor set in concrete about the upcoming film. Morris shared that the development is “still very fluid at this point, and plans could still change.” The plan, at this time is for the fourth installment in the film series to not launch a new story arc or franchise, according to Morris. Pixar, instead, is aiming to contain it to a standalone story, for now at least.

Given that Toy Story 4 is currently set to hit theaters on June 16, 2017, Pixar may want to settle on a game plan soon. Going the rom-com way would be an interesting take for the film series, though fans have the Disney Princess driven movies to view for such things. One of the most refreshing things about the Toy Story trilogy was the lack of the romance; it truly is a film series about friendship, growing up, and all the trappings that come with it.

Until more information is released about the film, at least, the memories of the original trilogy is something fans can hold on to.

Erika Negrón Rivera
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