Wait, you've got more-than-a-friend in me now?!
Talking about plans for the already hotly anticipated Toy Story 4, Pixar president Jim Morris said in an interview with Disney Latino that the upcoming sequel will not just be picking up where Toy Story 3 left off and going from there.
"It is not a continuation of the end of the story of Toy Story 3," Morris said, per Slash Film. "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."
A rom-com featuring Woody, Buzz, Barbie and the rest of the gang? Stop it, we're sold.
Morris also acknowledged what so many fans of the first three films were already thinking—that the sequels were so unlikely in that they built on and maybe even bested the original, making it hard to believe that Toy Story 3 can be topped.
"The third movie ended in a beautiful way and completed a trilogy," he said. "I think this movie is not part of this trilogy. It is a separate story, which in turn I do not know if [it] will be continued. Never begin a project with that in mind."
OK, so no Toy Story 5 announcements just yet.
Morris is basically re-confirming what the studio promised when it first announced plans for Toy Story 4 amid much fanfair, Pixar stating that they'd be writing "a new chapter" for the beloved characters.
"We love these characters so much; they are like family to us," Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios chief creative officer John Lasseter, who directed the first two Toy Story films and is returning to helm the fourth, said in a statement in November.
"We don't want to do anything with them unless it lives up to or surpasses what's gone before. 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 when [writers] Andrew [Stanton], Pete [Docter], [editor] Lee [Unkrich] and I came up with this new idea, I just could not stop thinking about it. It was so exciting to me, I knew we had to make this movie—and I wanted to direct it myself."
The Toy Story trilogy grossed nearly $2 billion at the box office worldwide, so...there's definitely an audience waiting! And wait they will: Toy Story 4 is due in theaters Jun 16, 2017.