Tom Hanks' Toy Story surprise

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 7 July 2019
Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks was surprised when he first heard there was a 'Toy Story 4' in the works

Tom Hanks was surprised to hear 'Toy Story 4' was in the works.

The 62-year-old actor – who voices cowboy doll Woody in the iconic Pixar movie franchise – admits he was as shocked as some fans to hear there would be a fourth instalment.

Speaking to HeyUGuys, he said: "I had no idea where they would take this and in fact, when they said, hey there'll be a fourth. I was like, 'Are you sure? You really wanna take a stab at this?' They no longer give you a script or they show you what the story is – they just talk to you. Maybe perhaps to talk themselves into it aswell. They never really talk about what the point of it is going to be because they find that out along the way."

However, now Tom insists he "wouldn't be surprised" if there ended up being a 'Toy Story 5'.

He said: "Well, no one is planning on it, but I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere two-and-a-half years from now someone has this kernel of an idea that could become it.

"None of the 'Toy Story' movies are in a schedule, they're not in a pipeline. They don't say, 'on this date, we'll start work on the next 'Toy Story' movie'. They wait until someone comes up with a Toy Story idea that is worthwhile pursuing. But I think it's better that no one is anticipating that; I think there is a strength in saying, 'this is as far as we've been able to go and we don't see anything else coming after that', because otherwise it ends up being some inorganic approach to something that has been very, very organic."

Toy Story 4

  • 4 stars
  • 2019
  • US
  • 1h 40min
  • U
  • Directed by: Josh Cooley
  • Cast: Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Annie Potts, Joan Cusack, Blake Clark, Wallace Shawn, John Ratzenberger, Estelle Harris, Jodi Benson, Michael Keaton, Jeff Pidgeon, Kristen Schaal, Bonnie Hunt, Timothy Dalton, Jeff Garlin, Laurie Metcalf, Lori Alan
  • UK release: 21 June 2019

Woody (Tom Hanks) joins new owner Bonnie at kindergarten where he finds a new purpose in protecting her improvised toy Forky (Hale). Pixar manages to further the story with fine new characters and a satisfyingly teary conclusion, for a fine last chapter in the saga.

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