I may have teared up during Frozen and got seriously weepy during Inside Out, but if there's one animated film that completely destroyed me, it's Toy Story 3. The most recent chapter of the Toy Story franchise featured Woody saying goodbye to his beloved owner Andy only moments after the entire toy gang was nearly incinerated, so obviously it brought on all of the feels. The bittersweet flick seemed like the perfect way to end the franchise, but it's not over yet: a Toy Story star confirmed that the fourth film is happening, and how long we'll have to wait will break your heart all over again.
Reports have stated that Toy Story 4 will be a standalone story, one that won't mess with the already perfect trilogy. Now Tom Hanks, who voiced Woody in all three films, says that this new chapter is not only happening, but it's currently in the works. He told British talk show host Graham Norton that he has a recording session scheduled for Dec. 2, which means that the ball is already rolling on this sequel. Unfortunately, while Tom will be reprising his character in the recording studio very soon, fans won't actually see Woody onscreen for a long time. Tom told the talk show:
While Toy Story 4 won't hit theaters for another two years, it's far better to wait for what you want then to never receive it at all, right?
We're now recording Toy Story 4, so we're doing that and it'll be out in 2018... It takes a long time. We're working on it right now.