Toy Story 5 | Tom Hanks and Tim Allen both approached for new sequel

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Pixar is working away on Toy Story 5 – although even Tim Allen wonders if five may be too many…

It was earlier in the year that Disney boss, Bob Iger, decided to offset some of the company’s problems by announcing a raft of sequels to the firm’s megahits. Those films? Frozen 3, Zootropolis 2 and – yep – Toy Story 5.

It was back in 2019 that the Toy Story saga appeared to have come to an end at Pixar, with the just-about-got-away-with-it Toy Story 4. Realistically, Toy Story 3 was the perfect ending to the trilogy, but the fourth film had enough in the tank, and certainly enough in the bank. Spin-off movie Lightyear fell to Earth in the summer of 2022.

When Iger announced Toy Story 5 though, there was some suspicion as to whether the lead voices – Tom Hanks and Tim Allen – would be persuaded to return to voice Woody and Buzz again.

The answer? Well, yeah. Tim Allen’s popped up on The Tonight Show in the US, and was quizzed about the new film. And in his discussion about the movie, Allen acknowledged the question that hangs over the new movie.

“They have reached out to Tom and I to reprise the roles”, Allen said, as reported by Variety. “They’re not saying anything about it… You wonder if four was too many. Is five going to be too much?”

Disney intends to find out.

Allen also dropped in that the script for Toy Story 5 is being put together by “one of the creators of the original series”. No name was given, and it’s unclear if it’s a writer or director who’s involved. The writers of the original movie? Joss Whedon, Andrew Stanton, Joel Cohen, Alec Sokolow, John Lasseter, Pete Docter and Joe Ranft.

Well, you can rule Whedon and Lasseter out for well-charted reasons. The more likely candidates there seem Pete Docter and Andrew Stanton, but that’s blatant guesswork on our part.

No release date has been announced for Toy Story 5 as of yet. We’ll keep you posted as we hear more…

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