John Lasseter will reportedly return to direct fourth installment of Pixar’s original franchise
Pretty-much everyone figured that 2010’s Toy Story 3 brought the groundbreaking Disney/Pixar series to a conclusion, but apparently you can’t keep a good toy down: THR reports that Disney’s chairman Bob Iger announced a fourth installment during a sales call earlier today.
John Lasseter will return to direct the film, for which no plot or scenario has been officially announced. The previous film concluded with the toys having been passed to a new owner and incorporated into her collection, with further adventures occurring in a series of short films and a well-received Halloween special.
This adds another sequel to Pixar’s upcoming film slate, which already includes Finding Dory (aka Finding Nemo 2) and continued rumors of returns to the Cars and Incredibles franchises. The studio also has the original features The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out coming soon.